Developers are active in utilizing iPhone as a diagnostic tool. istethoscope expert was released recently, which gave iPhone ability to monitor your heartbeat and Alivecor become a hit after developing a attachment to record ECG via iPhone. FotoFinders Systems Gmbh, a German company developed a case for iPhone that converts it into a digital dermatoscope. The product is called handyscope.
Handyscope works on iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 and is simply a cover. The use is very simple, just slip your iPhone in the cover, swtich on the light, open the DermScope app and start clicking photo of the area of interest. The main features of handyscope include:
- Magnifying glass with 20x optical zoom
- Polarized light source
- Ability to capture, store and organize images
- Images can be examined or shared with dermatologist
The iPhone app DermScope can be downloaded from iTunes store in $9.99. The price of dermatoscope itself has caught the attention of media as it...
is priced at $1500. It might be difficult to sell the device in US as most of such attachments are priced around $100.
Last year a iPhone, iPad app was released that was the database of different skin conditions, Visual Dx. Handyscope will serve as a handy dermatoscope and we will continue track its price and launch in US.