View Poll Results: Do you consider Spotmole a useful tool?

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  • Quite a lot !

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  • Yes, it can be helpful in certain cases.

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  • Not much, I prefer seeing a doctor directly.

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  • Don't even bother to install such kind of app.

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  1. cgm_lpa's Avatar

    There is a somewhat different app on the Market, in the Health section. Its called SpotMole and allows you to take a snapshot (or use an image preloaded in your phone's gallery) of a skin spot/mole that bothers you. Next it runs an analysis (image processing + pattern recognition) to attempt to determine if the mole is safe, or presents some signs or potential to become malignant (melanoma). It is based on well established dermathological features assessment, and achieves above 80-85% true positive/negative rates. It has its limitations, but before seeing a doctor it may be a useful tool for a quick in-home check.

    Here is the link to download it from the Market, in case you want to give it a try:

    05-04-2011 03:17 PM

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