The DermoScreen App Uses Pictures to Check for Cancer

By: Misel Saban - Jun 4, 2014
References: uh.edu & psfk
George Zouridakis has potentially revolutionized how doctors and patients interact with skin cancer with his DermoScreen app. This mobile app ingeniously allows anyone to use their smartphone to take a photograph of an unusual looking piece of skin or mole and find out in seconds a diagnosis.

Zouridakis, professor of engineering technology at University of Houston, came up with the DermoScreen app as a solution to expensive skin cancer screenings offered by dermatologists and pathologists. The app uses a specially designed magnifying glass called a dermoscope to zoom in on potential problem area and snap a picture. Within seconds, the app will generate a diagnosis that has proven to be 85% accurate -- the same accuracy percentage of medical doctors.