Smartphone app can identify billions of pill types immediately

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Patients with complicated medicine regimes often find it hard to keep track of which pill is which, since most pills are only identifiable via tiny engravings. This is especially true for those who are visually impaired. A new android app called TruScan from TruMedicines hopes to help end this confusion by enabling patients to identify their pills audibly via their smartphone. TruMedicines create interactive pharmaceuticals which help extend patient care beyond clinic visits. Their new app combines cloud-based image recognition, which provides immediate pill identification, with TruSpeak — a feature that enables patients to have their pill information read to…

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