SkinVision - Find Skin Cancer
As seen on App Store
- Last update
3 months ago
Current version 6.19.1
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, British English, and Dutch
Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Portugal, Denmark, Lithuania, Croatia, Latvia, Ukraine, Hungary, Indonesia, Estonia, Egypt, Israel, United Arab Emirates, India, South Africa, Italy, Mexico, Armenia, Malaysia, Spain, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Vietnam, Nigeria, Romania, Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, Belgium, Finland, Russia, Bulgaria, Japan, France, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Sweden, Singapore, Belarus, Slovakia, UK, Georgia, Switzerland, South Korea, Chile, China, Greece, Colombia, Thailand, Peru, Cyprus, Lebanon, Czechia, Philippines, Poland, and Turkey
TherAppX Review Guidance v2022.10
Review update 2023-03-03
Context informing the intended clinical use of the app based on the targeted health conditions and included features.
Covered health conditions
The developer claims to offer features targeting these health conditions.
Features that facilitate health data generation, collection, sharing and interpretation by patients.
- Automatic monitoring
- Patients can use a device to automatically record information about their health (e.g. blood glucose sensors, step trackers, etc).
- Risk warning
- Patients may be informed of possible health risks based on an interpretation of their recorded health data.
- Clinical guidance based on data
- Patients can be guided through the management of time-sensitive events based on interpretation of their recorded health data (e.g. healthcare professional referral).
Features that promote self-care and self-management of conditions.
- Educational content
- Patients may access texts or videos to learn about a condition and how to achieve their health goals.
- Online community
- Patients may access peer support and interact with clinicians or other patients to achieve their health goals.
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The app must show relevance of its clinical underpinnings as determined by scientific evidence and support from clinicians or reputable organizations.
Evidence of acceptability or feasibility
A point is provided to this app if there is at least one peer-reviewed study demonstrating the app's acceptability, as found on a research database (e.g. Pubmed, Medline). The evidence is in the form of a clinical trial, a feasibility study, a review, a survey or other published evidence.
No evidence found
Licensed by a regulatory organization
A point is provided to this app if it is licensed by at least one regulatory organization (e.g. FDA, European Union, Health Canada). A regulatory decision means that a regulatory body has approved marketing for medical purposes after assessing supporting evidence and the tool's safety.
- European Union - CE I
- A CE-marked class I medical device is considered a low risk device compared to other type of medical devices. As per European Medical Devices Directive, non-sterile and non-measurable Class I devices are exempted from Notified Body audit and Certification.
Developed by a clinician
A point is provided to this app if health professionals are involved in its development.
Recommended by an independent organization
A point is provided to this app if it is recommended by at least one independent non-regulatory organization, such as health technology assessment agencies, government, clinical association or research institution.
- mHealthBelgium (Belgium)
- Belgian platform listing mobile app that are CE-marked as a medical device.
Clinical value demonstrated by a peer-reviewed study
A point is provided to this app if there is at least one peer-reviewed study proving the app's clinical value, as found in a research database (e.g. Pubmed, Medline). The evidence is in the form of a clinical trial or other published clinical evidence.
mHealth App for Risk Assessment of Pigmented and Nonpigmented Skin Lesions-A Study on Sensitivity and Specificity in Detecting Malignancy.
- Telemed J E Health, 2017-06-01
- Thissen M, Udrea A, Hacking M, von Braunmuehl T, Ruzicka T
Economic value demonstrated by a peer-reviewed study
A point is provided to this app if there is at least one peer-reviewed study proving the app's economic value, as found in a research database (e.g. Pubmed, Medline). The evidence is in the form of an economic study such as a cost-effectiveness analysis.
No demonstration found
Other studies of interest
Other studies providing additional context that may be considered for decision-making. This information does not affect the clinical robutness score.
Sensitivity and specificity of SkinVision are likely to have been overestimated.
- J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol, 2020-03-28
- Deeks JJ, Dinnes J, Williams HC
[Smartphone apps for self-diagnosis of skin cancer].
- Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd, 2022-02-10
- Harskamp RE, deVijlder HC, Bekkenk MW
Over-Detection of Melanoma-Suspect Lesions by a CE-Certified Smartphone App: Performance in Comparison to Dermatologists, 2D and 3D Convolutional Neural Networks in a Prospective Data Set of 1204 Pigmented Skin Lesions Involving Patients' Perception.
- Cancers (Basel), 2022-08-13
- Jahn AS, Navarini AA, Cerminara SE, Kostner L, Huber SM, Kunz M, Maul JT, Dummer R, Sommer S, Neuner AD, Levesque MP, Cheng PF, Maul LV
Algorithm based smartphone apps to assess risk of skin cancer in adults: systematic review of diagnostic accuracy studies.
- BMJ, 2020-02-12
- Freeman K, Dinnes J, Chuchu N, Takwoingi Y, Bayliss SE, Matin RN, Jain A, Walter FM, Williams HC, Deeks JJ
Validation of a Market-Approved Artificial Intelligence Mobile Health App for Skin Cancer Screening: A Prospective Multicenter Diagnostic Accuracy Study.
- Dermatology, 2022-02-07
- Sangers T, Reeder S, van der Vet S, Jhingoer S, Mooyaart A, Siegel DM, Nijsten T, Wakkee M
Accuracy of a smartphone application using fractal image analysis of pigmented moles compared to clinical diagnosis and histological result.
- J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol, 2014-08-05
- Maier T, Kulichova D, Schotten K, Astrid R, Ruzicka T, Berking C, Udrea A
The app must not disclose personal information from users. Score is based on public information. A high score does not guarantee absence of issues with privacy.
Restricted access to accounts
A point is provided to this app if it does not give information about other apps installed on the device (creator, name, type of account, etc.).
Restricted access to unique device identification
A point is provided to this app if it does not give information about the device's hardware components, which could be used to track the user on different web services.
Restricted access to the phone subscriber identity (SIM)
A point is provided to this app if it does not give information about the mobile phone services and provider, which could be used to track the user on different messaging and phone services.
Restricted access to phone number
A point is provided to this app if it does not give information on the phone number, which could be used to follow the user on services that use this data or to attack using spam, phishing or two-factor authentication (2FA) tactics.
Right to be forgotten
Data privacy officer contact available
Data privacy legislation
- GDPR (Europe)
This information does not affect the privacy score.
This app requests access to some features of your device. Make sure that each of these accesses is relevant to you. This information does not affect the privacy score.
- Allows the app to search for nearby devices and initiate connection.
- Can give access to fine location in the background.
- Allows the app to read, create, edit, or delete your calendar events.
- Allows the app to use its content.
- Allows the app to take pictures, record videos and use a live output of the camera view.
- Allows the app to access the exact location of the device (precision of 3 to 5 m) in the background.
- Typically this allows the app to see where the user is down to a specific address or building and track journey.
- Allows the app to listen a live output of the microphone.
- Allows the app to record audio in the background (on some device only).
- Photo library
- Allows the app to access photos, media and files on your device.
The app must not be exposed to external security threats. Score is based on public information. A high score does not guarantee absence of issues with security.
A point is provided to this app if it has been updated at least 1 time in the last 6 months, significantly reducing technical vulnerability and associated risks.
Restricted access to device administrator privileges
A point is provided to this app if it cannot gain administrator access to your device.
Restricted access to device debugging details
A point is provided to this app if it cannot gain debugging access to your device, which could expose privileged details and sensitive information.
Compliant to one or more security certification
A point is provided to this app if it declares compliance with one or more security certifications (e.g. ISO/IEC 27017, ISO 27001, PCI, SOC 2, HITRUST, MASVS).
- ISO 27001
- International standard on how to manage information security certification, provided by external audits. It aims to help manufacturers make the information assets they hold more secure.
Easy to understand
A point is provided to this app if it is easy to understand (grade level below 8) as defined by the Automated Readability Index (ARI) readability tool.
User satisfaction on App Store
A point is provided to this app if user satisfaction averaged at least 4 out of 5 stars on App Store.
- App Store
Free of distracting ads
A point is provided to this app if it is free of unrelated ads during app use.
Sufficient support section
A point is provided to this app if it provides appropriate resources to adequately help users who experience problems with the app (e.g. support section, knowledge base, FAQs).
Compliant to a design standard
A point is provided if the app manufacturer declares compliance with one or more design standard(s) related to accessibility, usability, and inclusivity (e.g. ISO 9241, WCAG, ADA, etc.).
No design standard found