The Science behind HÜD
Regular clinical pictures vs. dermoscope images
Image quality of four different lesions included in the study. Clinical and dermoscopic images of (1a, 1b) a spitzoid nodular melanoma; (2a, 2b) a seborrheic keratosis; (3a, 3b) a basal cell carcinoma; and (4a, 4b) a dysplastic nevus. [Copyright ©2013 Börve et al.]¹
12,000 people die of skin cancer every year in the USA. Unlike most cancers, skin cancer has a very high survival rate if detected early enough. Studies from Australia show that education and proactive screening can save people from skin cancer deaths. Today we introduce HÜD, the first dermoscope designed for the home.
A dermoscope is a magnifying glass with LED lighting that is used in everyday practice in the dermatology practice. As a consumer, you can screen worrisome lesions that you think are potentially skin cancer and receive an opinion from a board certified dermatologist that is educated in reading dermoscopy images within hours.
If you have more than 3 possible skin cancer lesions that you want examined, we recommend you to see a dermatologist for a full body skin examination. However, our service is well-suited to check out one off lesions that may be worrying you between regular checkups. You can use the dermoscope on yourself, your partner, your parents or your kids.
From our experience date to date, suspicious skin lesions are difficult to assess with only a smartphone camera. With a dermoscope, such as HÜD, our scientific studies have shown results comparable with an face-to-face visit to the dermatologist.