While attending the Techfluence event today for CES, Miiskin, a digital health platform that allows users to routinely track their skin for changes, announced its Automatic Skin Imaging feature for skin self-exams is now available on IOS and Android devices. The Automatic Skin Imaging feature is a simple way for the user to identify new skin lesions and more easily compare skin changes over time with the capability of capturing full-body images, including front, back and sides.
Consumers have never had an easy way to take full-body photos of their skin privately and by themselves. Automatic Skin Imaging (video) makes it simple to observe changes to your skin, such as on large areas like the back and sides. This feature is an important reminder that approximately 80 percent of melanomas appear as new marks or moles and 20 percent come from existing moles, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Automatic Skin Imaging is a much-needed simplification in the process of taking photos to identify new skin marks that may be worth bringing to your dermatologist for evaluation. Miiskin makes this essential health exercise, which is recommended by dermatologists, easy to do and keep up with.
To take a full-body skin photo on your own:
1. Place the phone on a stable surface and follow the audible instructions the app provides to you, guiding you in the process of capturing the images of skin.
2. Once the phone has detected you are in the proper position, it will guide you to move as it takes front and back photos automatically.
3. You can blur out sensitive sections of the photo if you wish to add to your privacy.
4. The app directs you to the Web Compare portal to compare photos side-by-side from previous sessions to identify any changes from one session to the next.
Miiskin deploys combined machine learning (ML) and computer vision (CV) capabilities to detect the scene and surroundings in combination with the person to photograph. The ML/CV technology augments the camera feed with a person and human posture detection for capturing and standardization of front, back and side images of the person.
The app’s augmented image capturing capabilities improve the quality of auto-photography, and the user is guided through the autonomous process by the familiar Siri voice for IOS users and Google’s Text-To-Speech Engine for Android users.
Miiskin has been at the forefront of machine learning and computer vision in dermatology since the launch of the app’s popular proprietary Skin Mapping tool, highlighting moles and other marks on the skin in photos. Skin Mapping is Miiskin’s consumer version of traditional mole mapping technology used by dermatologists in clinics to track skin changes over time with high-resolution imagery.
Without Miiskin, tracking changes in the appearance of skin or moles is time-consuming and difficult to perform accurately. Soon, Miiskin users will use Skin Mapping with the Automatic Skin Imaging feature to highlight spots on the skin.
How to Get the App
Miiskin empowers users to identify concerns to bring to their doctor. It does not evaluate risk levels or diagnose skin cancer. For more information and to download the app, visit https://miiskin.com/.