Anemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells or the haemoglobin concentration within the cells is lower than normal. It impacts women of reproductive age and children below 5 years. About 40% of pregnant women and 42% of children around the world are anemic. Screening anemic patients before it reaches a severe condition can save many lives.
Traditional methods require considerable infrastructure as well as trained technicians to diagnose the condition. REAN Foundation is creating an application that uses artificial intelligence to detect the condition in a non‑invasive manner using images of conjunctiva (eye), nail, palm and tongue. The app will enable patients in remote areas or those dealing with chronic anemia to monitor themselves to know when they need to get tested, adjust their medication or receive transfusions.
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“Anemia Detection Using Smartphone Images of Conjunctiva, Nail bed, Palm and Tongue”.