SkinVision is a mobile app that allows you to understand your risk factors for melanoma skin cancer and keep track of your moles. The mobile applications allow you to understand UV index along with your skin type. In addition you can easily and simply check skin lesions ( moles) by sending a photo and receiving an instant analysis and also find an appropriate dermatologist in your vicinity.
But SkinVision is simply more than an app. It is, in fact, a mobile and browser platform that enables users and dermatologists to verify skin lesions and monitor them over time. SkinVision intends to educate, raise awareness, provide automated assessments for moles, improve the relationship between dermatologists and their patients and ultimately, to reduce costs for skin care. This enables continuous supervision, independent of geographical location. SkinVision is an important and necessary step towards the future of skincare.
Skin conditions in general, and skin cancer - melanoma in particular, almost always have a cause related to lifestyle, and SkinVision's goal is to help change those lifestyles so more people stay healthy and the ones that need treatment receive it in time.
A nevus is a benign (non-cancerous) melanocytic tumor, more commonly called a mole. Most moles will never cause any problems, but atypical or "dysplastic" moles have a higher risk of developing melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. About 65% of melanoma cases can be attributed to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Personalized tracking of local UV exposure on a daily basis enables SkinVision to help users better understand how they can apply healthy and preventive behaviors with regard to skin cancer.
Users can upload images of moles on their skin from their smart phones using mobile applications that can be downloaded for iOS and selected Android devices. A mathematical algorithm that has been developed by a team of dermatologists, mathematicians and computer scientists, analyzes the picture and provides a risk classification (not a diagnostic), telling the user whether the algorithm detects characteristics that might indicate melanoma.
SkinVision, formerly marketed under the name of SkinScan, has improved their algorithms and the app's user interface, so we gave it a new name. Read some reviews from people who used this app.
Good app but can be difficult to get the right picture conditions sometimes. By no means a replacement for a doctors visit but definitely a useful tool for home monitoring!!!
Great for primary care
This app is amazing! I'm a family medicine resident and it works great as a screening tool on my IPhone 4. Highly recommended for primary care docs.
Great Tool for Screening Melanoma!!
My wife was diagnosed with melanoma 20 years ago and has undergone multiple surgeries. She screens herself daily in addition to visiting her doctor every 6 months. I use the app to monitor those hard to screen areas on her back. By no means does this app replace a doctors visit, however, this app is the next best option for a melanoma patient. From my experience, this app is consistent with the doctor's evaluations. I also use this app to screen my children who are at a 33% likelihood of developing melanoma. :( I Highly recommend this app.
This goes into the must-have section! Good job!
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