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[December 23, 2013]

Now, a mobile app to detect skin cancer

(Balochistan Times (Pakistan) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A mobile phone application which can assist clinicians perform fast and accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and ailments has been developed by IIT Kharagpur students, DECCAN Chronicle reported.


The application `ClipOCam-Derma’ which can be used on any smart-phone has been developed in the School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT, Kharagpur, led by research scholar Debdoot Sheet.

”Being a portable and affordable solution, it can be used by trained health care workers to reach out to elderly and patients in mobility restricted areas for health care delivery,“ Sheet said.

The mobile app, which will be launched in the market after regulatory approvals, can help physicians speed up diagnosis and handle more patients within a shorter time. Along with the mobile app, a clip-on device is attached to the handset which illuminates the patient’s skin using a colourful flash while the phone camera takes a sequence of images.

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