Japanese researchers at the Jikei University hospital have come up with an innovative solution to help patients looking for emergency treatment – an iPhone app. The iPhone app is designed to help doctors diagnose stroke symptoms from their homes without having to travel to their hospital which could otherwise cost precious minutes.
Additionally, the system is also built to send CT scan images of brain aneurysm patients to doctors so that they may take quick decisions with respect to the necessary surgery procedures. With high resolution displays and the pinch-to-zoom functionality helping doctors to efficiently study the images, the app can be of great help.
The software was developed by the hospital’s Dr. Hiroyuki Takao and is expected to be made available in other hospitals with the help of the organization’s commercialization partner, Fujifilm.