East meets West: new medical software analyses your tongue

New software combines ancient Chinese practices and modern medicine to measure health by analysing images of the tongue - specifically its colour and coating.

The appearance of the tongue is one of the measures used to classify the overall physical status of the body, or “zheng”.

In the future, people should be able to access this tool via webcams and smartphones, providing a kind of early-warning system.

Read more at University of Missouri