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'MySkinSelfie' mobile app to keep track of skin conditions

Dr Phil Hampton (an NHS consultant dermatologist who originally pitched the idea) and Dan Richardson (the doctoral trainee within Open Lab who developed the application) talked to Jonathan Morrell and Stephanie Finnon on the BBC Newcastle breakfast show about the app and the ideas behind it.

MySkinSelfie lets people easily keep track of the progress of their skin conditions by helping them take consistent photographs of their skin through a simple overlay system. It helps you keep your photos organised by date, skin condition and body location, and even gives a handy comparison tool to make it easy to see how your condition has changed over time.

All uploaded files are encrypted, meaning that you can be safe in the knowledge that no-one will get their hands on your sensitive images. Photos are kept out of your device's default image gallery and you even have the option to lock the application behind a PIN, preventing any potential embarrassment!

The MySkinSelfie app is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.

Listen to the BBC interview: (from 1 min).

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published on: 4 July 2017