Handyscope Makes Mobile Skin Cancer Exams Possible With iPhone

Posted on May 12, 2011

Handyscope Mobile Skin Cancer


FotoFinder Systems has launched a device for mobile skin cancer examinations with the iPhone. The handyscope device is attached to the iPhone and directly put on the patients' skin. The handyscope converts your iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 into a digital dermatoscope. It allows you to take brilliant polarized mole pictures of up to 20X magnification and to save them in a password protected App. A device like the handyscope could potentially be used for an initial skin cancer check without the need for a patient to come in to the office. If a mole looked suspicious than the patient could come into the doctor's office for a biopsy.



Photo: FotoFinder Systems

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