September 18, 2017

Principal Investigator(s): 
Young Kim, Ph.D., M.S. and Martin Were, M.D., M.S.

Laboratory test-comparable mobile assessments of hemoglobin for anemia detection (R21TW010620-01)
Anemia, which is defined as a decrease in the amount of hemoglobin in the blood, is a major public health problem in low- and middle-income countries. However, portable/point-of-care hemoglobin measurement modalities often remain inaccessible/unaffordable and current noninvasive mobile-based technologies still lack sensitivity/specificity for different levels of anemia. In this respect, we will develop mobile smartphone-based noninvasive hemoglobin analyzer (mHema), implement a user-friendly application in conventional mobile smartphones, and evaluate the accuracy and precision of mHema in low-resource settings.