myGP app users in the UK can now take advantage of Autoderm’s free artificial intelligence (AI) powered skin scanning technology to monitor and track their skin health. This feature allows users to submit photos of their blemishes or concerns anonymously, and the AI-powered skin checker provides the top five skin disease results ranked in order of probability within seconds. With over 2.7 million users, myGP is the largest independent medical app in the UK and enables users to order repeat medication, book GP appointments, and access local support services.
According to the British Association of Dermatology, skin consultation accounts for 13 million appointments per year, making it one of the most common reasons for a GP visit. The AI skin checker aims to reduce unnecessary appointments, anxiety, and waiting times associated with receiving a specialist referral. Additionally, up to 50% of users can be treated with over-the-counter medication, reducing the need for a visit to the doctor for their skin concerns.
The skin scanner tool has been developed by Autoderm and can screen for inflammatory diseases, benign tumours, skin cancers, and visual sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) anonymously. This innovative tool provides a proactive approach to skincare, allowing users to make informed decisions about their skin concerns before seeking professional advice.
A. Sharma, a myGP app user, shared her experience with the service, stating that it “helped me to understand my likely skin diagnosis which meant I was already well informed when I rang my doctor to request medication. It made the process far more reassuring for me, and much quicker when getting medication from my doctor.”
Founder and CEO of myGP, Tobias Alpsten, believes that the new feature will be beneficial to thousands of users each week, stating that “it gives users tools to proactively seek answers from a trusted source, to understand more about their skin and ultimately get a professional diagnosis if required.”
Alexander Börve, MD, the creator of Autoderm, explains that the AI model can relieve up to 50% of its users of their skin ailments by going to the pharmacy, with the other 50% getting a timely GP appointment.
To access the skin scanner tool, users can download the myGP app from the App Store. The app provides a simple, easy-to-use interface that makes it easy to track and monitor your skin health. With Autoderm’s innovative technology, you can take control of your skin health and get the answers you need to make informed decisions about your health.