Whether sunning on the beach, cheering at the kids’ outdoor sporting events or hitting the slopes, chances are you’re being affected by damaging UV rays. MelApp for the Droid is an image-based risk assessment mobile app that assists in the early detection of melanoma.
Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer worldwide, and the most deadly of all skin cancers, if not caught early. However, melanoma can be successfully removed and monitored by regular skin screenings in its early stages. The disease is deadly in its most advanced stages as few treatment options exist. The median lifespan for patients with advanced melanoma is less than one year. Performing regular self-exams could save your life or that of a loved one.
Checking a mole or freckle is quick and easy:
(1)Use MelApp to take a picture of the skin lesions of concern with the phone’s camera, fit the mole in the green circle and square by enlarging it with the zoom feature and/or resizing the green circle
(2)Pin point the mole size and its evolution by sliding the corresponding indicator bar and tap on "Check Risk." Within seconds MelApp will provide a risk analysis of the uploaded picture being a melanoma.
MelApp uses highly sophisticated patent protected state-of-the-art mathematical algorithms and image-based pattern recognition technology to analyze the uploaded image. The app was validated using an image database licensed from Johns Hopkins University Medical Center.
These pictures also can be stored on MelApp and saved according to date, label or risk. Archiving your pictures lets you review them for changes in the skin lesions occurring over time.
A second way to assess lesions or moles is by using MelApp’s ABCDE feature to manually adjust the Asymmetry, Border Irregularity, Color Density, Diameter and Evolution of your image prior to tapping on “Check Risk.”
This App is made available for educational purpose only and has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please refer to a physician if you have a skin condition that you are concerned about and/or believe requires attention.
The app has been developed for Motorola Droid X version 2.2 and is not guaranteed to work on other platforms or android devices. We are working to expand the approved device list. Please check back for updates.
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