Alternate light 5 times more effective in detecting bruises on victims of color

As a consequence of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, rates of domestic abuse have increased. Improved procedures are needed to increase effectiveness of detecting bruises for people of color. A George Mason University study found alternate light was five times better at detecting bruises on diverse skin tones. Alternate light could be the tool that helps address this disparity in detecting bruises across diverse populations.