Selfie app 'spots early signs of pancreatic cancer'


Publication Title
BBC News
Publication/Creation Date
September 1 2017
Creators/Contributors
Alex Mariakakis (creator)
University Of Washington (contributor)
Media Type
News Broadcast
Persuasive Intent
Advertisement
Description
A team of medical clinicians and computer scientists have teamed up to create an app designed to spot early signs of pancreatic cancer.

The disease, which killed Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs, is one of the hardest types of cancer to treat, but detecting and treating it early can make a big difference to survival rates. 

The BiliScreen app is still in development at the University of Washington but is due to be presented at a computing conference later this month. 
HCI Platform
Wearables
Location on Body
Hand, Head, Eye
Source
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-41114587/selfie-app-spots-early-signs-of-pancreatic-cancer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj4B_fa2Pi0

Date archived
September 6 2017
Last edited
September 6 2017
How to cite this entry
Alex Mariakakis. (September 1 2017). "Selfie app 'spots early signs of pancreatic cancer'". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation BBC. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2370