November 14, 2018
Computer vision has great promise for helping to democratize fields like wound care, dermatology and more. However, as companies explore this potential, they’re also discovering a number of challenges to overcome.
The data problem
“Getting the data is really the biggest challenge, not the AI,” Karen Panetta, IEEE fellow and dean of graduate engineering at Tufts University who studies AI use cases...
July 20, 2018
Alexander Börve’s company FirstDerm offers online consultations with board-certified dermatologists and a free product that uses AI to give users ideas about what their skin condition might be. But Börve’s background isn’t in dermatology. In fact he’s an orthopedic surgeon by training. He had the idea to build his app because he realized how pervasive the need is for dermatological consultation...
April 23, 2018
A quick Google image search is often the go-to for people when they notice a rash cropping up on their skin. This starts the process of trying to match up their skin condition to the one in the photos.
But a new app called Skin Image Search by First Derm has just launched in beta today and aims to use artificial intelligence to help people figure out exactly what their skin condition is.
March 3, 2016
iDoc24, which does business as First Derm, has launched a smartphone-connected dermatoscope, called DermLite Hud, in partnership with dermatoscope manufacturer DermLite. The device costs $79.95 and is available from DermLite’s website as well as Amazon.
DermLite is a subsidiary of California-based company, called 3Gen.
First Derm initially announced the dermatoscope in October 2015, when the...
October 20, 2015
There have been a number of digital health products that have launched on Indiegogo and Kickstarter in the last few weeks. These products, which all include a hardware element this time around, range from a mole -scanning smartphone peripheral, from a company that's been active in digital health for a couple years now, to a smartphone-connected spirometer. Notably, there are two women's health...
March 9, 2015
Triomi's Pocket 12-lead ECG
The Sprint Techstars accelerator announced its second class of companies, including a mix of new companies and a few that are already reasonably well-known. The companies will be based in Kansas City and will receive $120,000 in funding from the accelerator.
"Sprint is proud to be working with Techstars again to bring this world-class accelerator program to Kansas...
March 5, 2015
First Derm, a dermatology question-and-answer app that is available in the Apple AppStore and Google Play Store, has reached 100,000 downloads.
The app launched a little more than a year ago: January 2014.
First Derm allows users to anonymously take pictures of external skin problems and send them to a licensed dermatologist, who will respond to inquiries within 24 hours of receiving the pictures...
January 21, 2014
iDoc24 has launched a dermatology question and answer app, First Derm, which is specifically targeted towards mothers to use for their children.
The app allows users to anonymously take pictures of external skin problems and send them to a licensed dermatologist, who will respond to inquiries within 24 hours of receiving the pictures with an assessment of the problem. Users must pay $39.99 for...