The company introduced automatic skin imaging that allows people to take full body photographs of their own skin to make skin cancer self-examinations easier.
The new feature applies the latest computer vision and augmented reality technologies to audibly and visually aid the user in taking photos alone and hands-free. The user simply places their phone on a desk or table and stands in front of the camera. They are then guided by the Siri voice to move and pose whilst the photographs are taken.
Currently available on iPhone XS, XR, 11, 11 Pro and SE 2020, the technology was developed after a Miiskin analysis found that users are less likely to take photos of harder to self-photograph areas of the body – particularly their back. Latest stats reveal that only 15% of photographs taken on the app are of areas on a person’s back despite it being an area that is often prone to skin cancer.
Users can also use a new privacy function to blur out any part of the images they don’t want to be visible on the photograph.