mySkin, a Jersey City, NJ firm, is developing the ScanZ skin imaging device that connects to a smartphone to help people track their acne. The company unveiled the product at TechCrunch Disrupt last week and is launching an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for further product development. ScanZ is patented device that projects light of different wavelengths onto the skin and captures images of the acne. The collected data is then sent to a smartphone app that uses image processing algorithms to analyze the zits.
After scanning a zit on the user’s skin, the app asks the user a set of questions regarding the user’s diet and skin care products. The app then uses Mayo Clinic’s algorithms that recreate a dermatologist’s procedure of addressing skin conditions to not only provide treatment recommendations but also predict when the zit will disappear. The app also continuously tracks the user’s overall acne problems and skin care habits, and provides recommendations that become smarter over time.
ScanZ is set to retail for $249 and targets the parents of teens who want their kids to be acne free.
Indiegogo campaign page: ScanZ – your pocket skin expert…