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Nude-colored hospital gowns could help doctors better detect hard-to-see symptoms

May 1

“If a doctor sees a patient, and then sees the patient again later, the doctor will have little or no idea whether the patient’s skin has changed color,” said neurobiologist and study leader Mark Changizi, assistant professor in the Department of Cognitive Science at Rensselaer. “Small shifts in skin color can have tremendous medical implications, and we have proposed a few simple tools — skin-colored gowns, sheets, and adhesive tabs — that could better arm physicians to make more accurate diagnoses.”

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