Your phone could save your life by spotting signs of cancer with augmented reality app
YOUR phone may help you detect signs of cancer thanks to an augmented reality app.
Powered by artificial intelligence, the app, Miiskin, was built to help users track changes to their skin.
Currently, around 50,000 people are using Miiskin in Australia, where it first launched.
Since debuting, it has rolled out additional features to help users keep track of new marks, moles, and skin issues that pop up.
But now, the app has launched a mole sizing feature to help spot warning signs of skin cancer.
The mole sizing feature allows users to identify changes to the marking by taking a photo of the mole next to another object for size reference.
For example, a dime or quarter can be used as a size marker.
Then, users can acknowledge the diameter of the mole and keep track of its size to see if it evolves.
The melanoma warning signs are often known as ABCDE: asymmetry, border, color, diameter, and evolving.
The mole sizing feature is compatible with iPhones equipped with iOS11 and later as well as Android phones.
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Regular tracking allows for earlier detection of changes, which can be brought to a dermatologists attention to screen for skin cancer.
Most cases of skin cancer can be treated successfully when detected early.
Additional features on the Miiskin app include the ability to take hands-free photos to do a self scan.
The app also allows users to log photos to see if a skincare routine is working effectively.
Healthcare providers can use the Miiskin app to meet with patients.
The app is HIPAA-compliant and allows for telehealth appointments to connect doctors with patients who need care.
This content was originally published here.