Staff writer, with CNAA new medical smartphone app that can distinguish between different kinds of flesh wounds from photographs can be downloaded for free, National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) said on Wednesday. The AI_SWAS app was jointly developed by National Taiwan University and the hospital and it is capable of determining with 90 percent accuracy if a wound is red, swollen, necrotic or infected, the hospital said. The app, which took three years to develop, combines a database of 131 photographs of wounds from 46 patients with professional advice from doctors, NTUH Center for Human Appearance director Tai Hao-chih (戴浩志) said. Users can take photographs of their wounds every day and AI_SWAS will inform them of the tissue’s condition, Tai said, adding that they can also consult doctors through the app. An Android version of the app is available for download, while an iOS version is still being developed, Tai said.
Source: Taipei Times March 15, 2019 15:56 UTC