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DNMUM396301 | 9/10/2017 | Author : Ranjana Maria | WC :297

18-year-old Siddharth Mandala’s app gives you an early check on malignant melanoma, finds Ranjana Maria
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Remember Hyderabad-based Siddharth Mandala, who devised the anti-rape footwear? He’s back - with a software that detects skin cancer in its early stages. Their sheer curiosity in image recognition and its potential drew Mandala and his friend Praneet Shah toward research.
The 18-year-olds then worked on the software under the guidance of Dr AS Kumar - a dermatologist at Hyderabad’s Apollo Hospital - who helped with building the machine. Developed within three months, “the program detects early stages of malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Using your phone camera, a live picture feed of your skin is transmitted onto your computer, after which the software uses image recognition to identify differences in colour and
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