Smartphone app translates illness symptoms in 22 languages – 21 September 2012

Posted on September 25, 2012. Filed under: Health Informatics, Patient Participation |

Smartphone app translates illness symptoms in 22 languages – 21 September 2012

“Researchers at Gunma University Hospital have worked out a smartphone application for producing a medical interview sheet for presentation to a doctor in up to 22 languages, based on replies to a multilingual questionnaire on the user’s bio-data, symptoms and illness history.

The free app “Health Life Passport” has been developed for those preparing for doctor visits in foreign countries, such as foreign nationals in Japan not confident about expressing symptoms in Japanese as well as Japanese visiting hospitals overseas, they said.

Since the app was released in July, it has been downloaded in more than 40 countries, they said. It can be used in areas with no cellphone signals once downloaded, they added.

The iPhone version is capable of handling 22 languages, while the one for Android phones uses 10 languages, they said.”

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