Smartphone app for detecting breast cancer

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Smartphone app for detecting breast cancer

Smartphone app for detecting breast cancer

NK Admin   ¦    Jul 18, 2013 05:40:00 PM (IST)

Melbourne : An Indian-origin student in Australia has developed a smartphone app for early detection of breast cancer.

Smartphone app for detecting breast cancer-1Sanjay Sreekumar, software engineering undergraduate from Australian National University, designed the app for breast cancer awareness organisation The Young Adults Programme (YAP).

The YAP app is designed to allow individuals to self-monitor for early signs of breast cancer. By providing monthly inputs of breast irregularities, the application can help identify if further medical screening is required.

Sreekumar is currently working on improving the app by adding visual aids and multiple languages. He wants to get the word out to breast cancer organisations and promote the app internationally.

"The core of YAP is providing an additional means of examination to save lives. It could apply to many illnesses. I want to see this technology being used world-wide," Sreekumar said.