Working in a startup that uses AI or Computer Vision to try and help improve health outcomes means that we are very familiar with the term CNN. In our world CNN means convolutional neural network which is a deep neural network used to classify images. (To all of the...read more
If it does not turn up on Google did it really happen? Recently our CEO Neil was interviewed by CNN about our AI and how it can help find skin cancer which will improve patient outcomes and save public health a lot of money too. As a company we were very very excited...read more
February 4 was World Cancer Day. The Skin Analytics team knew this, heck we even talked about it in our team meeting. We decided as a company that we would tweet about it too. Why? Because it is important. Worldcancerday.org perfectly describes cancer as a critical...read more
At Skin Analytics we have found that part of the skill required to successfully develop AI as a medical device is to know when to ask for help. Recently we undertook a project to develop a back end for our AI solution. We needed more than something that just worked,...read more
At Skin Analytics we are really focused on making sure that we get our AI just right. Our aim has always been to be able to help identify skin cancer earlier by removing some of the barriers that people face. And we are well on the way. But really, we always need to...read more
Skin Analytics has been fortunate to work with Digital Catapult as it launched its Machine Intelligence Garage (MIG) programme. The programme was designed to boost the development of machine intelligence startups in the UK by assisting to accelerate business growth...read more
The University of Heidelberg has published a paper in the Annals of Oncology that demonstrates the important role that artificial intelligence (AI) can play in melanoma detection. At Skin Analytics this is something that we have believed for a long time. This paper is another example of high quality research that backs us up.read more
A big thank you to the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) who awarded us with the honour of being the Best Investment in AI. The UKBAA award is certainly a prestigious one, it has even been announced by the Mayor of London... We feel like winning the UKBAA award...read more
QIMR Berghofer has released an online test that helps to identify whether you are at a high risk of developing melanoma within the next 3 and a half years.A quiz may not take the place of regular skin check-ups, but it can help you find out how at risk you really are. As they say, being forewarned is being forearmed. Knowing you are in a high risk group can help motivate you to actually make that appointment to see a doctor. And with melanoma that extra time may be critical.read more
When we talk to people about melanoma, or skin cancer in general, one of the first things that they tell us is how they would love to be able to check their skin from home. We have listened and we did design a service so that people could do just that... But we were...read more
Beyond Bank recently ran a competition to award local entrepreneurs with a grant to help grow their business. So we told the team at Beyond Bank team that in Australia there are over 295,000 skin biopsies per year performed to find 15,000 melanoma. And explained how...read more
The Skin Analytics team explain why melanoma is so dangerous in the context of the three main types of skin cancer:
Basal cell carcinoma – a type of non-melanoma skin cancer, often appearing as a sore or shiny bump.
Squamous cell carcinoma – also a non-melanoma skin cancer, looks like a sore or wart that won’t heal.
Malignant melanoma – starts as a changing mole, and can spread very fast.
Good clinical evidence is the lifeblood of evidence based medicine and there is simply no way around it. Services that go around the medical community should be closely scrutinised by the regulatory authorities to ensure adequate evidence exists. Dispelling the myth that all AI is updating itself in unknown ways is important and defining the release of improved versions of any solution is a core part of any well designed software process.read more
Knowing your own skin and that of your family can help you to identify melanoma earlier. Melanoma is a rare disease that can be identified by the changing of your existing moles, or the appearance of new ones. Earlier identification helps boost survival rates.read more
What do moles look like? Moles can range in colour. They are generally medium to dark brown but can also be skin-coloured or black. The majority of moles are flat, relatively even in colour and regular in shape. Some moles are raised and these are usually soft to...read more