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IIT students develop new mobile app to detect skin cancer

New Delhi: A mobile phone application which can assist clinicians perform fast and accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and ailments has been developed by IIT Kharagpur students.The application 'ClipOCam-Derma' which can be used on any

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Updated on: December 22, 2013 15:52 IST
iit students develop new mobile app to detect skin cancer
iit students develop new mobile app to detect skin cancer

New Delhi: A mobile phone application which can assist clinicians perform fast and accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and ailments has been developed by IIT Kharagpur students.


The application 'ClipOCam-Derma' which can be used on any smart-phone has been developed in the School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT, Kharagpur, led by research scholar Debdoot Sheet.

"Being a portable and affordable solution, it can be used by trained health care workers to reach out to elderly and patients in mobility restricted areas for health care delivery," Sheet told PTI.

The mobile app, which will be launched in the market after regulatory approvals, can help physicians speed up diagnosis and handle more patients within a shorter time.

The innovation has won the 'GE Edison Challenge 2013' recently in Bangalore and has been awarded an incubation prize of Rs 10 lakhs.

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