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...
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...
July 31, 2014
Teledermatology referrals that use a smartphone with an attached dermoscope allowed dermatologists to manage their patients faster and more efficiently than by traditional paper referrals, according to a paper published in medical journal Acta Dermato-Venereologica.
The study was conducted by Alexander Borve, the CEO of iDoc24, which has offices in Stolkholm, Sweden and San Francisco.
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...
May 20, 2013
A small validation study in Sweden suggests that teledermatology, conducted using an iPhone, a dedicated app, and a connected dermascope, can be roughly as effective as a face-to-face dermatology consultation.
The study of 69 lesions (the number of patients is not specified) was conducted at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden and published in the journal Dermatology Practical and...