An app designed by a Toronto engineer could soon offer Canadians free diagnoses for a lengthy list of skin ailments without having to leave their homes using real-time artificial intelligence analysis.
Skin CheckUp is the brainchild of Harsh Shah, a machine learning engineer living in Toronto whose previous projects include developing prediction models for tech giants like Tesla and General Motors.
“On average, Canadians wait 90 days for an initial consultation with a dermatologist,” Shah, 31, told CTV News Toronto in an interview Tuesday. “It just doesn’t suffice.”
The software, launched in November, offers detection and diagnosis of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, melanoma, urticaria, acne, and shingles by utilizing AI detection and machine learning.
Initial diagnoses, issued via a PDF, will be offered free of charge. The application then offers virtual consultations with certified dermatologists and dietitions in users’ areas for a fee, if they choose.
The software is inclusive …