This Smart Skin-Scanning App Could Save Your Life

You can do a lot of amazing things with a smartphone. Fetch a cab. Deposit a check. Identify a leaf (watch out for poison ivy!). Find love. Now you can do something with your trusty handset that isn’t just cool, it could save your life: You can detect skin cancer, hopefully early enough to stop the disease in its tracks.   

The founders at SkinVision B.V. have created an app, simply called SkinVision, that helps users pinpoint possibly dangerous moles and other suspect skin birthmarks. The potentially life-saving tool, available for iPhone ($0.99) and Android (free), allows you to snap, archive and track pictures of your moles, beauty spots or insert whatever cute nickname you call your one-of-a-kind spots and dots.

Image credit: Skinvision.com

Image credit: Skinvision.com

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