First Derm is an iOS app that provides mothers and skin worriers across the world with an on-the-go skincare assessment tool. The tool is used as a first step guidance on skincare concerns within their families, including infants and children. The app works by allowing users to send photos of the externally affected areas of skin to a licensed dermatologist anonymously. The photos are reviewed and assessed within 24 hours of submission by the user.
A pilot project in the region of Västra Götaland has shown that smartphones can shorten the management of suspected skin cancer.
The first results show significantly shortened waiting times for diagnosing and treating patients with malignant melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma. This in turn reduces patient anxiety and suffering, and ultimately saves lives.
This is a blog post written in iMedicalApps on the latest research we are working on diagnosing skin cancer, which will be part of the exciting mHealth event Medicine 2.0 Congress in September at Harvard, USA. Our abstract is a finalist for the iMedicalApps-Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award