An exciting partnership between Miiskin, a skin tracking digital health platform and app, and the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation, is giving Canadians access to potentially life-saving technology that empowers patients to conduct regular skin checks, increasing the likelihood of early detection of skin cancer.
According to The Canadian Cancer Society, throughout 2020, an estimated 8,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. As more patients forgo regular cancer screening appointments due to COVID-19 fears, solutions to monitor skin changes at home are essential.
Miiskin is the first AI-powered, skin tracking app to offer individual mole and full-body skin mapping – the latter being an essential feature as up to 80 percent of melanomas appear as new marks or moles on the skin rather than from changes to existing moles. Full-body skin mapping allows the users to see side-by-side photo comparisons to more easily identify marks that weren’t there before and bring new concerns to their doctor.
“Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and yet it’s so easily treatable if detected early. It’s our mission to make skin monitoring easy and accessible for everyone, increasing the likelihood of early detection,” says Jon Friis, founder of Miiskin. “As we expand our footprint, we’re so excited to partner with the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation to increase awareness of our solution and help to reduce skin cancer fatalities throughout Canada.”
Miiskin’s proprietary Skin Mapping tool automatically highlights moles and other marks on the skin in photos. Skin Mapping is Miiskin’s consumer version of traditional mole mapping technology used by dermatologists in clinics to track skin changes over time with high-resolution imagery. The app’s newest feature, Automatic Skin Imaging, applies the latest computer vision and augmented reality technologies to audibly and visually aid the user in taking full-body photos alone and hands-free and provides Skin Mapping to highlight new moles and marks.
“We’re very excited to announce our partnership with Miiskin, especially because monitoring for skin changes is of the utmost importance for detecting and treating skin cancer,” said Heidi Veluw, Executive Director of the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation. “Technology like Miiskin has made it easier than ever to regularly take hi-res full body images and compare them for changes over time, and because they’re digital, they can also be sent directly to dermatologists to monitor.”
The Miiskin app can be downloaded directly in the Apple App Store or on Android Google Play.
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