Are you willing to let an app diagnose you if you have cancer? In this case, it's skin cancer. And the app uses the cameras on our smartphones. But are they good enough to be able to tell us if we have cancer?
The University of Michigan has released a free iPhone app, UMSkinCheck, "intended for skin cancer self exam and surveillance." There are 23 different, self shots in the nude and comprises of a full body photographic library stored in the app that allows you to "track detected moles/lesions, access informational videos and literature, and fill out a melanoma risk calculator."
It's a great concept, replacing the need for a professional medical exam, but it does require smartphone camera technology to be a little bit better than it is right now. Which we predict, won't be long. [The Atlantic]