Skin Analytics

In 2013, while training to be a doctor I helped design and develop the first version of Skin Analytics’ smartphone application for the detection of melanoma. Leveraging behaviour change techniques from game design, Stanford’s BJ Fogg, and the UK’s Behavioural Insights team we developed a mobile experience to encourage people at high risk of skin cancer to self-examine. Skin Analytics machine learning algorithms could detect minor changes (one of the strongest predictors of melanoma) in a mole’s shape, colour or size over sequential smartphone images taken under varying light conditions. The product has since evolved with the development of the DERM (Deep Ensemble for the Recognition of Malignancy).