October 2, 2017
Miami-based DermaSensor and NYC-based Klara have been named the champion startups among a pool of roughly 80 companies participating in Traction, Health 2.0’s startup pitch competition. The former unveiled a portable, handheld, highly accurate skin cancer sensor, while the latter demonstrated a secure and centralized platform for medical communications.
Both companies were praised by judges for...
September 18, 2017
Engineers participating in a hackathon last weekend demonstrated an artificial intelligence that they say could someday detect cancerous moles, TechCrunch reports. Although the program is currently in its infancy, the team hopes that enough user submissions could allow Doctor Hazel to predict skin cancer with at least 90 percent accuracy.
After one day and thousands of image downloads, the AI is...
May 14, 2014
Dr. George Zouridakis PhD, a professor at the University of Houston has developed an iPhone app, called DermoScreen, that in early testing was able to detect melanoma 85 percent of the time.
The smartphone must be attached to a $500 dermoscope, which further magnifies the area of the patient's skin that will be tested.
In 2006, Zouridakis published a paper about this technology titled "SVM-based...
July 12, 2012
Physicians at the University of Michigan Health System launched an app for patients at-risk for skin cancer to use at home to self-exam their moles and other skin lesions over time. The free app, called UMSkinCheck, is just the latest in skin cancer tracking and near-diagnostic apps to hit Apple's AppStore in the past year. UMSkinCheck is available for iPhone and iPad users.
Unlike many other...
June 28, 2011
A new iPhone medical app, Skin Scan, claims to detect melanoma on your skin using only the iPhone's camera. The app also includes geolocation features which map trends in skin cancer rates across the globe. The startup has secured €50,000 Euro in seed funding from Seedmoney, according to a report over at TechCrunch.
Skin Scan works by first taking a picture of a mole using the iPhone camera; the...