A startup called Nuralogix unveiled its flagship health and wellness app, Anura, at CES 2023. It takes a 30-second selfie and uses that data to create a catalog of health-related measurements about you.
The measurements include essential stats such as heart rate, blood pressure, and mental health-related diagnostics such as stress and depression levels. It also includes details about your physical condition, such as body mass index, skin age, and level of risk for things like high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease, along with biomarkers such as blood sugar levels.
Nuralogix built Anura on an AI trained on data from approximately 35,000 different users. A typical 30-second video image of the user’s face is analyzed to see blood movement around it.
According to the company, Human skin is translucent. The light and its respective wavelengths are reflected off different layers under the skin and can be used to reveal blood flow information in the human face.
This is matched against various diagnoses of people using traditional measurement tools and uploaded to the company’s “DeepAffex” emotion AI engine. Anura app users are then essentially “read” based on what the AI is trained to see. The blood flowing in one direction or another, or the color of a person’s skin, can say a lot about that person’s physical and mental state.