Skin tracking platform Miiskin, which is already being used by over 50,000 Aussies and 700,000 users worldwide o help spot mole changes to secure early diagnosis has launched a unique augmented reality mole sizing feature – helping people use their smartphone to spot skin cancer warning signs.
Created to support people tracking changes to their skin, the app has introduced a series of advanced features since first launching in Australia, including skin mapping technology to detect new marks and moles, and now the first-of-its-kind mole sizing tech.
By taking a photograph of a mole next to a reference object, such as a 10 cents coin, the user can now measure the size of the mole or lesion with the app’s new mole sizing feature. This can be used to identify two of the ABCDE melanoma warning signs – by capturing the diameter ‘D’ and tracking its size and appearance to see if the mole evolves ‘E’.
With one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, two in three Australians are expected to be diagnosed with it by the age of 701. Latest official statistics show 2,123 annual deaths from skin cancer in Australia – the highest in five years2. Most skin cancer cases can be successfully treated if caught early though3, so being aware of skin changes is vital.
Miiskin has been at the forefront of machine learning and computer vision in patient skin self-monitoring technology since the launch of the app’s popular Automatic Skin Imaging tool for full-body photos for skin self-exams.
The new mole sizing feature has rolled out to iOS (compatible with iOS11 and above) and Android, and is available to Miiskin Premium users.
Note** Miiskin does not diagnose skin cancer and users of the app showing warning signs should consult with a doctor or specialist for medical assessment.