Nutriphone: Using Smartphones to Collect and Analyze Health Information

Date: 

2015 to 2018

Summary: 

Nutriphone is a smartphone based micronutrient testing system that utilizes camera phones to analyze blood results for vitamins, cholesterol and other health markers.

Issue: 

Mobile technologies have the potential to improve health care where people do not have access to facilities and clinicians.

Response: 

The systems are being built and tested in India. We are also examining different representations of health data and the ways in which values and trust affect use of the system.

Impact: 

Nutriphone has the potential to transform health care in rural and underserved areas.

Submitted by: 

  • Gay, Geraldine K

Researchers involved: 

  • Gay, Geri
  • Erickson, David

International focus: 

  • China
  • Ecuador
  • India
  • United States of America

United States focus: 

  • New York