YOUR phone can help you spot signs of cancer thanks to an augmented reality app.
Powered by artificial intelligence, the Miiskin app was developed to help users track changes in their skin.
Around 50,000 people are currently using Miiskin in Australia, where it was first introduced.
Since its debut, additional features have been introduced to help users keep track of new marks, birthmarks, and skin issues that are popping up.
But now the app has introduced a mole sizing feature to spot warning signs of skin cancer.
The mole sizing feature allows users to detect changes in the marking by taking a photo of the mole next to another object for size reference.
For example, a dime or a quarter can be used as a size marker.
Then users can see the mole’s diameter and track its size to see if it’s developing.
The melanoma warning signs are often known as the ABCDE: Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter, and Development.
Mole sizing feature is compatible with iPhones equipped with iOS11 and later and Android phones.
Regular follow-up allows for earlier detection of changes that can be brought to the attention of a dermatologist for skin cancer screening.
Most cases of skin cancer can be successfully treated if caught early.
Additional features of the Miiskin app include the ability to take hands-free photos to perform 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 enables telemedicine appointments to connect doctors with patients who need care.
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