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Can Smartphones Really Cut It As Diagnostic Tools?



1/2/2014 7:51:19 AM

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Smartphones are rapidly expanding their mobile healthcare footprint with new capabilities that are transforming them into serious point-of-care diagnostic tools. Reports on the latest smartphone-as-diagnostic-tool are falling like snowflakes in Vermont. From the India Institute of Technology (ITT) comes the GE Edison Challenge first place-winning team Sinclair and its ClipOCam-Derma solution that attaches a high resolution lens and light to a smartphone to remotely diagnose skin abnormalities including melanoma, inflammation, ulcers, lipoma, psoriasis and keratinisation. The add-on device includes a lens attachment and a software application that provides clinical diagnostic and communications capability.

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