Medical researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) who are trying to develop a mobile app that can identify medication have received a T1 Catalyst Mobile Health Translational Project Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UCSF.
As reported by the university, UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute assistant professor Rahul C. Deo, MD, PhD and UCSF medical student David Ouyang are collaborating on the project, which aims to quickly identify pills based on color, shape and imprint and give information about the medication.
The researchers’ goal is to create an app that can identify pills involved in an overdose situation. It can also ease the burden of entering drug information into a patient’s medical record and act as a tool when patients are given multiple medications simultaneously.
The researchers received the final grant award, which amounts to $30,000. They plan to use this money to convert their demonstration version to a full-fledged app.
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