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GMApp - The Developing Brain and the Developing World at Hand

Peter Marschik from the Medical University of Graz in Austria will develop a mobile phone app to assess general movement in infants under 6 months of age for diagnosing neurological defects and predicting the development of abnormalities particularly in low-resource settings. General movement assessments (GMA) reflect the functioning of the developing brain and are normally made by video recording the whole body of an infant over 3-5 minutes followed by expert analysis. To expand access of this technique to developing countries, he will develop software for a smart phone to capture the general movements of an infant, and to relay the acquired data directly to a GM expert for immediate diagnosis and to plan any required treatment.

More information about Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age (Round 14)

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