Skin Problems: Now skin diseases will be detected by smartphone, AIIMS launched app

Every year millions of people die due to skin diseases around the world. Skin cancer is also very dangerous. Some cases of this are also reported in India. Doctors say that if skin diseases are detected at the right time, then treatment can be done easily, but people are not aware about the symptoms and treatment of skin diseases. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi has launched a special mobile app to protect and treat people from skin diseases. With its help, the diagnosis of skin diseases and skin cancer can be done. This app has been made jointly by AIIMS and Nuritham Lab.

The app has been named Damard. This app will help doctors to understand the condition of the patient’s skin. According to Dr. Somesh Gupta, Professor in the Department of Venereology and Dermatology at AIIMS, the accuracy of this app has been seen up to 80 percent in initial research. It can prove to be very beneficial for the diagnosis of skin diseases.

app will work like this

Dr. says that the patient suffering from any skin problem will have to take a photo of his scars, spots, skin grains or other wounds and upload it to the cloud server. Within 30 seconds of uploading the photo, this app will show the pictures to the doctors like a machine and it will be able to identify the disease. With this, the patient will be able to send his photos to Dr. from any place. In many cases, medicines can also be prescribed to the patient through telemedicine. Through this app, more than 50 skin diseases can be identified.

Skin cancer can also be identified

Dr. Gupta said that this nail can also detect different types of skin cancers like acne, psoriasis, vitiligo, tinea, eczema, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. The doctor said that this app can revolutionize the healthcare system. He said that skin disease is the fourth most dangerous disease globally.

According to the Union Health Ministry, there are only 12.5 lakh allopathic doctors in India, of which only 3.71 lakh have specialist or postgraduate qualifications. Through the app, in rural areas where general practitioners are not easily available, health workers will be able to extend their hands for immediate treatment.

Leave a Comment