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Smartphone App Developed To Identify Common Drugs And Medicines In Taiwan

With some medicines have similar appearances, National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan have developed an smartphone application called “IAGIA Pharmacist” that helps user to identify medical drugs and medicine by capturing a photograph.

The developer of the application is a professor of family medicine that will help to identify around 400 commonly used medical drugs and medications. Most medicines are similar in size and appearance which can mislead people with the wrong medication.

The developer namely Chen Yu-chun, spent three years in developing the medication identification application and have acquired patent for the invention.

There are total of 8000 images of medicines stored in cloud data bank for the application and can identify 90% of home care medications with 95% accuracy rate. The application is available in Chinese, English, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Malay language to help foreign caregivers.

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