A Little Closer to that Medical Tricorder

In Belfast, North Ireland, scientist have developed an app for iPhones and iPads that help train doctors to read X-rays. The program presents doctors with a selection of X-rays. Through the app they submit their diagnoses which are then checked. The goal is to fine tune a doctor’s skills through immediate feedback that is “personalized” to work on any weaknesses demonstrated in the doctor’s responses. According to Dr. Tom Lynch, on of the app’s founders, the app is already in use by 10,000 physicians in Northern Ireland.


(image: wikicommons)

Read more via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-26097568

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s