The sKan is a Melanoma Detection Device Developed by Students

 - Nov 27, 2017
References: jamesdysonaward.org & springwise
This affordable melanoma detection device is the winner of the International James Dyson Award for this year. The 2017 award-winning team made up of bioengineering and medical students from McMaster University in Canada developed a low-cost invention called sKan. The device detects cancerous cells using temperature sensors. sKan finds tissue areas that get hot faster. This could be an indication of skin cancer cells.

This is an example of how technology can be altered to detect disease. Cancer detection in particular is an area organizations are keen to investigate. Early detection of skin cancer is also vital in terms of survival.

The team plans on using the prize money to further develop sKan so it will be approved by the FDA.