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

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