young football playerHealthcare researchers and technology specialists from the University of Washington have long been on the cutting edge of developing faster and more efficient means to assess health issues. Several apps for the smartphone developed by the UW scientists have made it simpler to get quick health screenings for jaundice in newborns, blood pressure and pancreatic cancer. With the rising concern over sports related head injuries from our youngest players to pro sports athletes, UW researchers have developed a new phone app to give a football coach an easy to use assessment tool to measure a players readiness to return to the field. The technology combines the smartphone camera and machine learning to analyze a potential concussion. Read more in Geekwire.

The collaboration between Washington State’s top-tier research institutions and the robust expertise in the technology sector have brought to market a host of innovations that are upping the game in healthcare delivery across the globe.