A new app to detect jaundice may prevent newborn babies from dying

Jaundice is a disease that colours the white part of the eyes and the skin into yellow. It is a common occurence in the newborn. Any technology that makes the diagnosis of jaundice easier than it currently is for medical professionals will in no small measure help to improve patient outcome and save time.

A pilot study led by researchers at University College London and University College London Hospital may prove to be the answer by providing an effective and cheap way to screen for jaundice in the newborn.

The smartphone app is able to detect jaundice with the degree of accuracy of expensive handheld devices that are usually recommended for diagnosing juandice by experts.

The full details of the study can be found by reading the article on the original website.