02 May Smart App identifies pain – The Senior
A SMARTPHONE facial recognition app that can tell if a person is in pain has been on show to medical experts in South Australia.
The Electronic Pain Assessment Tool (ePAT) app – which recognises when people who can’t communicate verbally, such as people with dementia, are experiencing pain – was demonstrated to pain specialists at the annual Australian Pain Society conference in Adelaide.
The app was developed by researchers in WA and works by taking a 10-second video of the patient’s face and analysing it real-time for micro-expressions that indicate the presence of pain. Article 2nd May, 2017 thesenior.com.au