Facetime app used to diagnose strokes

Facetime, two-way video software on the iPhone 4, can be used to diagnose strokes, according to a new study from Emory University.

In the study, 20 patients who were admitted to hospital with for acute stroke were evaluated by a physician at their bedside and another physician via Facetime.

Each physician evaluated the patients using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale. There was agreement on the total scores between the bedside doctor and the physician using Facetime.

The study has implications for rural patients who suffer stroke, but don’t live near a health care facility with a stroke specialist.

Read more at Emory University