Smartphone photo quality good enough for telemedicine consults

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Telemedicine is increasing the popularity of image-based consultation, so researchers in Sweden and South Africa set out to determine whether photos from smartphones could be trusted for clinical diagnosis, according to a study at Telemedicine and e-Health.

In short, they determined the answer is yes.

They recruited 60 non-clinicians to rate photos that were “neutral”–not of clinical subjects–in order to not mix the notions of image quality and value in diagnosis. The photos were of nature or objects such as a hand or truck.

Read the full article: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

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