The amazing possibilities of facial recognition technology.

Dr. Manel Puig Domingo, a leading endocrinologist in Barcelona, is doing important work on facial recognition and biometrics to see if this technology is useful in recognizing the early physical changes that occur in Acromegaly.   Could this be a game-changer in the early diagnosis of the disease?  We certainly hope so.

We have been fascinated by the possibilities of this technology.  Here’s our discussion with Dr. Puig (pronounced “Pooch” in Catalán), about his work and goals for this project.

Dr. Manel Puig Domingo

He is currently Head of Endocrinology and Nutrition at Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital and Associate Professor of Endocrinology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He received his training in endocrinology and diabetes at Hospital de Santa Pau in Barcelona and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas in San Antonio. He received a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education. Dr. Puig served as an Endocrinologist at Hospital de Sant Pau, Medical Director and Research Director at Hospital de Mataró, and Consultant Endocrinologist at Hospital Clínic in Barcelona. He was appointed Vice-President of the Catalan Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Vice President of the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition, and also been a member of the board of the Spanish Society of Diabetes.

Read another PWN article on facial recognition.

Announcement: We recorded the Podcasts with Dr. Puig in Spanish for our Pituitary World News Spanish edition.

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