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Friday, 30th November 2012
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New 'memory skin' on smart phones can diagnose conditions

A new cloud service allows people to check their skin using their smart phones.

The cloud service is called "memory skin" and was launched yesterday (date?) by Fujitsu Laboratories Limited in Japan.

All people have to do is take a picture of their skin from their smart phone and upload it to the cloud service, that will then measure and examine the colour spots and pores of your skin.

The quality of the picture taken by different smart phones is usually affected by different shooting environments.

This technology can read various sources of light, such as LED lamps, fluorescent lamps, incandescent bulbs, sunlight and other forms clearly. It can colour correct the skin extremely well, said the company.

It is intended for workers in the beauty, pharmaceutical and health-related fields that can use it to add-value to the services they already provide to customers.

The system can store daily data on an individual's skin condition and then provide that person with suggested services and goods that are tailored to their skin.

The benefits to both the health and beauty-related industries and their consumers are limitless as the cloud system can operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It will also store data to provide comparison charts and be able to demonstrate improvements or worsening in skin conditions. For example, an individual will be able to see how their skin reacts to a new cosmetic based on the in-depth analysis of the software.

Fujistsu stated that in future, it aims to develop a service that can collect and analyse information and activities in most areas of a person's life.

Vital data could be collected from sleeping for example and the information sent to particular companies who could help improve it, according to each individual.

The company explained that this is the first type of technology in the world that can measure and analyse skin via smart phones and a cloud service.

Posted by Susan Ballion

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