Miiskin and the British Skin Foundation Continue their Partnership to Raise Awareness of the Importance of Tracking Skin Changes
Miiskin’s AI-powered, skin tracking app is being utilized by more than 500,000 people around the world to track new and existing moles and skin spots.
DENMARK, January 12th, 2021 – Miiskin, a skin tracking digital health platform and app, and the British Skin Foundation, the UK’s only charity dedicated to funding research into all skin diseases including skin cancer, are announcing today a continuation of their 3 year partnership in the fight against skin cancer. Miiskin is proud to support the work of the British Skin Foundation by fundraising for the charity and helping to raise awareness of the importance of keeping an eye on your skin to spot any changes. Detecting changes to your skin and moles can be crucial in catching skin cancer early and photos are a good way to identify changes. With the support of the British Skin Foundation, Miiskin has now been recommended to patients by over 100 hospitals in the UK, who are providing their patients with Miiskin leaflets about how to track changes to their skin using the Miiskin App.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, and rates continue to rise. At least 100,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, and the disease kills over 2,500 people each year in the UK – that’s seven people every day. Early detection is the best defence against skin cancer, and regularly checking your skin for changes is recommended. As more patients forgo regular cancer screening appointments due to COVID-19 fears, solutions to monitor skin changes at home are more important than ever. The Miiskin app helps you to track your skin and moles for changes by using photos to create a snapshot of your skin’s appearance.
Phil Brady, Head of Partnerships at the British Skin Foundation said:
“We have chosen to continue to work with Miiskin because their app encourages regular self-examination of the skin and moles, which is essential for skin health, as specified by leading experts.”
Miiskin is the first AI-powered, skin tracking app to offer individual mole and full-body skin mapping – the latter being an essential feature as up to 80 percent of melanomas appear as new marks or moles on the skin rather than from changes to existing moles. Full-body skin mapping allows the users to see side-by-side photo comparisons to more easily identify marks that weren’t there before and bring new concerns to their doctor. The app’s newest feature, Automatic Skin Imaging, applies the latest computer vision and augmented reality technologies to audibly and visually aid the user in taking full-body photos alone and in complete privacy.
Miiskin does not try to diagnose skin cancer or tell you that you are at risk or not. The detection of skin cancer is far from simple and should only be undertaken by qualified doctors – not apps. Miiskin uses app technology to help you to keep a regular eye on your skin, so that you can seek medical help if you spot concerning changes.
Jon Friis, founder of Miiskin, says:
“Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and yet it’s treatable if detected early. It’s our mission to make skin monitoring easy and accessible for everyone, increasing the likelihood of early detection. Working with experts at the British Skin Foundation is hugely important to us and we are delighted to have such a fruitful and lasting relationship.”
For more information about Miiskin, visit www.miiskin.com or search for it in the Apple App Store or on Android Google Play.
Founded in Denmark, Miiskin is a digital health platform helping more than 500,000 people around the world routinely track their skin changes. The app simplifies the self-examination process that is crucial to providing doctors with essential health information during check up appointments. Deploying the latest in machine learning, computer vision and augmented reality, Miiskin reminds and empowers users to take individual and full-body photographs of the skin. Miiskin can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play, with advanced features available for a 30-day trial. For more information, visit www.miiskin.com.