The future of health (and wellness) lies in the ability to easily capture and analyze data. This applies to healthcare professionals and consumers alike. Senosis makes this vision a reality.
BiliCam is an alternative for detecting newborn jaundice - which can lead to brain damage and death - using a smartphone’s camera. Instead of looking for “yellowness” in the skin, the camera and flash together measure the amount of bilirubin in the blood by examining wavelengths of light absorbed by the skin. In the U.S., this app enables parents and providers to screen before involving a specialist and minimizes painful or frequent blood tests. In many parts of the world, midwives and traveling nurses more commonly deliver babies and currently have no screening tool for jaundice; this app will provide them with one.
Hundreds of millions of people worldwide suffer from chronic respiratory diseases, and millions die each year. SpiroSmart measures lung function by having the patient blow into a phone's microphone, replacing an expensive dedicated spirometer for diagnosing and managing asthma, cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary diseases.
SpiroCall is a related project that is particularly useful in low-resource settings where smartphone access is limited. It turns any phone into a spirometer through a toll-free calling service.
HemaApp is a means of measuring hemoglobin in the blood using a smartphone's camera. Many health conditions - such as anemia, malnutrition and pulmonary illnesses - impact hemoglobin levels. This app is not only a disease screening tool but it can also help medical professionals assess the nutritional well-being of individuals and communities. Current monitoring requires blood samples or expensive equipment. By eliminating the need for blood draws, HemaApp delivers immediate results and alleviates concerns about sample contamination or infection.