August 6, 2018
The early days of dermatology apps were fraught with controversy, but the more recent attempts at digital skin examinations have seen some success thanks to advances in machine learning (ML) technologies.
But while the benefits of clinically-validated automated screenings are easy to imagine, a recent article published in JAMA Dermatology suggests that the training methods for these algorithms...
August 24, 2015
Amsterdam-based dermatology app company SkinVision has raised $3.4 million from pharmaceutical company Leo Pharma with contributions from SkinVision's existing investor and majority stakeholder Dutch investment firm Personal Health Solutions Capital. The complany plans to use the funding to move its app's capabilities beyond melanoma recognition and into other skin conditions, according to a...
February 23, 2015
The Federal Trade Commission has taken action against two melanoma detection apps: MelApp and Mole Detective. Some of the marketers behind the apps have agreed to settle with the FTC, while two additional marketers of Mole Detective have refused. Total settlements for the two apps came to just north of $20,000. Both apps claim to provide an "automated analysis of moles and skin lesions for...