At the Mount Sinai Medical Center, Drs. Elliott Rose, Peter Taub, Eric Jablonka and Ilya Shnaydman have developed the digitally based RoSE Facial Grading System software program for portable tablets (iPads) and computers to objectively measure smile (facial expression) symmetry in the facial paralysis patient. This software has implications in both diagnostic staging and assessment of efficacy of treatment modalities (reanimation surgery, Botox, physical therapy, acupuncture, etc).
Approximately 127,000 new cases of facial paralysis are diagnosed annually, most of which affect only one side of the face. Current methods of diagnosis