The 'Molescope' is a new smartphone-enabled device that is specifically designed for detecting skin cancer. This particular form of cancer can be extremely devastating if it is not caught until the advanced stages. However, survival rates can be as high as 98 percent if patients are able to catch the disease early on.
The 'Molescope' is designed for detecting skin cancer in its earliest stages through the use of a tiny microscope attached to the camera of your phone. The device is able to take close-up images of any moles on your body and then send the information to the analysis platform called 'DermEngine.' Through DermEngine, doctors will study the data provided and contact you if they find any cause for concern.
The Molescope was recently unveiled at the World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver and is now widely available for iOS. There is also an Android version in development to help make the product more widely accessible.