‘Constellation’ is a skin cancer prevention system that monitors moles the same way researchers keep track of stars in the sky. This $2,500 technology is available for consumers who want to perform this assessment in the privacy of their own homes, or for doctors who want to keep track of mole growths on their patients.
The full-body scan takes less than 30 seconds to complete, and detects abnormal growths to alert early signs of skin cancer. ‘Constellation’ also prints a map of all your moles that visually show changes.
Applying existing star-mapping algorithms to cancer prevention is an interesting idea, and hopefully one that will help individuals and doctors to detect skin cancer cancer in its early stages.