Could you spot skin cancer accurately? Meet the device that thinks it sKan

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Nov 9, 2017 · 6 min read

Every year the James Dyson Award gives £30,000 to a problem-solving example of innovative design engineering. This year’s winner is the sKan, a low-cost melanoma detection device that its designers hope will finally make diagnosing skin cancer cheaper and more accurate.

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Can you spot the difference between a melanoma and a mole? | Photography WikiCommons
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The sKan device uses skin temperature measuring equipment to scan potentially cancerous areas of skin | Photography Alex Griffiths
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The winners of the James Dyson Award 2017 were announced at the Hangar in Dyson’s Malmesbury HQ | Photograph Alex Griffiths
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Early designs for the sKan show how simple their solution was
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The four undergraduates Michael Takla, Rotimi Fadiya, Prateek Mathur and Shivad Bhavsar met with Sir James Dyson to show him their award-winning invention, the sKan | Photography Alex Griffiths

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