A Mobile-Based Prototype for Skin Lesion Analysis: Towards a Patient-Oriented Design Approach

Luís Rosado, Maria João Vasconcelos, Márcia Ferreira

Abstract


The wide spreading of the new generation of smartphones, with significant improvements in terms of image acquisition and processing power, is opening up the possibility of new approaches for skin lesion monitoring. Mobile Teledermatology appears nowadays as a promising tool with the potential to empower patients to adopt an active role in managing their own skin health status, while facilitates the early diagnosis of skin cancers. The main objective of this work is to create a mobile-based prototype for skin lesions analysis with patient-oriented features and functionalities. The presented self-monitoring system collects, processes and storages information of skin lesions through the automatic extraction and classification of specific visual features. The algorithms used to extract and classify these features are briefly described, as well as the overall system architecture and functionalities.

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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