Handyscope, dermascope, what’s the difference? Handyscope is the optical attachment that transforms your iPhone into a dermascope, which a dermatologist can use to properly examine your skin. But the whole gadget isn’t complete with its own app, which allows the iPhone to multiply its magnification power for observing awful acne.
Actually dermascopes are better suited for scanning cancerous growths on the skin surface. So please don’t expect this to be some sort of microscope best used on zits. Nope. The dermascope really is a specialists best friend for checking a patient’s condition. Skin cancer is no joke and can be very malignant. With the dermascope installed together with its app, magnification of up to 20X is possible.
Here’s more explaining from the promotional lit:
“Just attach the handyscope to your iPhone, switch on the light, open the App and you are ready to start skin cancer screening. The lens is directly put on the patients’ skin, illuminating it with polarized light. With just one tap, pictures can be captured and viewed with a magnification of up to 20X. The brilliant dermoscopic photos show important details at a glance. This facilitates the decision whether a mole is harmless or suspicious. handyscope also enhances communication as you can show the result to your patient.”
The handyscope is scheduled to debut in february and by that time its corresponding app can be purchased at the Apple app store.