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App identifies pancreatic cancer signs from selfies

Aug 31, 2017, 5:19 AM EDT
(Source: Intel Free Press/flickr)
(Source: Intel Free Press/flickr)

In the smartphone age, every aspect of our daily life somehow tethers to an app. The latest addition to the basket is Biliscreen, an app that lets users screen early signs of pancreatic cancer simply by clicking seflies.

Developed by researchers at the University of Washington, the app estimates bilirubin levels in the white part of the eye, using smartphone camera, computer vision algorithms and machine learning tools, writes Firstpost.

The app can be helpful since there are no visible signs of the early stages of pancreatic cancer, notes Science Daily. A simple selfie will timely alert the user if there’s something wrong.  

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