This app helps heal bad burns

iPhone,iPod | Tuesday November 15 2011 2:41 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , ,

This app helps heal bad burns

Ph.D. student Chris Seaton, who studies computer science at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, witnessed firsthand the horrors of serious burns while deployed in Afghanistan, Kenya, and elsewhere during his four years as a captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Mersey Burns screenshot.

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University of Manchester)

So with the help of plastic surgeons at the University of Liverpool, Seaton developed Mersey Burns, an app for iPhone , iPad, and iPod Touch that helps reduce errors when treating burn victims.

Mersey Burns has already won an innovation award, and it is set to be featured in the January issue of the Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons.

“There is great possibility for creating really innovative technology by pairing up small touch-screen devices with medicine,” Seaton said in a school statement. “Even simple ideas can make a big difference, and all it takes is a doctor getting together with a computer scientist to make it a reality.”

The app is almost deceptively simple. On a touch-screen device, users color an area on a model to specify the location of … [Read more]

This app helps heal bad burns

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