The 'UMSkinCheck' App Can be a Lifesaver

 - Jul 13, 2012
References: uofmhealth.org & holykaw.alltop
Developed at the University of Michigan, The UMSkinCheck App is an ingenious way to monitor your skin.

Available for use on iPhones and iPads, this app works by reminding users to do a self-examination. Furthermore, the add-on provides photos to guide the examination and what to look out for. Incredibly easy to use and less invasive than a trip to the doctor, this is a good example of the ways in which technology can improve the lives of people. Though not as dependable as an in-person appointment with a dermatologist, this is a good way to keep prevention on the minds of those who may otherwise forego preventative screening measures.

User-friendly -- and also free -- this is a fantastic way to prevent diseases from going undetected.