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Malaria Screener: a smartphone application for automated malaria screening

November 12, 2020 - 15:50 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Yu H, Yang F, Rajaraman S, Ersoy I, Moallem G, Poostchi M, Palaniappan K, Antani S, Maude RJ, Jaeger S
Reference: 
BMC Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 11;20(1):825

Light microscopy is often used for malaria diagnosis in the field. However, it is time-consuming and quality of the results depends heavily on the skill of microscopists. Automating malaria light microscopy is a promising solution, but it still remains a challenge and an active area of research. Current tools are often expensive and involve sophisticated hardware components, which makes it hard to deploy them in resource-limited areas.

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