Wednesday, May 21, 2014

3Derm: Engineering undergrads win $100,000 prize for skin imaging device

A team of rising juniors at Yale beat out graduate and undergraduate students from around the country in a national competition to create novel technology for improved healthcare delivery.
Elizabeth Asai, Nick Demas and Elliot Swart won the prize for their development of an early melanoma detection device called a "Stereoscopic Plug-and-Play Dermatoscope and Web Interface." 
Their small, user-friendly, low-cost camera can be used by a doctor or patient to capture and upload 3D pictures to a web-based directory that dermatologists can access to remotely analyze and monitor the topography and volume changes of skin moles.
Next.. they create their company 3Derm:

3Derm combines breakthrough imaging hardware with secure cloud-based software to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.