Who regulates all these health-related apps?

Oct 1, 2017
Who regulates all these health-related apps?

Track your sperm count from the comfort of your own home?

Take your temperature from your armpit?

There’s an app for all those.

And now researchers from the University of Washington are working on an app that screens for pancreatic cancer using a smartphone’s camera and special algorithms.

But will it work?

To answer that question, researchers have already subjected the app to a small clinical study — with the app correctly identifying almost 90 percent of potential cases of pancreatic cancer.

And that’s just the beginning of the testing process before this is deemed app-store ready.

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