• Researchers Use Smartphone Camera to Identify Bacteria-Causing Acne

    8 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    Researchers from the University of Washington have developed a way to use smartphone photos to identify potentially harmful bacteria on skin and in the mouth. The method can visually identify microbes on the skin that contribute to acne as well as those that cause gingivitis and dental plaques.
    The team was led by Ruikang Wang, a University of Washington professor of bioengineering and ophthalmology. The group of researchers combined a smartphone case modification with a set of image processing methods to show bacterial on images taken by a standard, conventional smartphone camera. The...
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