This week, at the World Congress of Dermatology, a smartphone powered mole tracking device is being introduced by MetaOptima, a Vancouver, B.C. firm. The MoleScope is a small attachment that clips over an iPhone’s built-in forward facing camera, which acts to illuminate and magnify suspected moles.
The MoleScope comes with its own app that is used to capture the images and to pass them (HIPAA compliant) to your dermatologist for professional review. The app can be set to remind the patient to take snapshots at particular intervals, allowing for close monitoring of suspected moles that may turn out to be melanoma tumors.
The dermatologist has access to a web based interface or an independent iOS app. Using these, a network of professionals can be setup to share photos and refer patients in an easy and intuitive fashion.
Here’s a promo video from MetaOptima presenting the new MoleScope attachment and app:
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