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UBITECH co-authors a scientific paper on computer aided screening for skin lesions at MOBIHEALTH 2014

A scientific paper entitled “MARK1 – A Decision Support System for the Early Detection of Malignant Melanoma” has been accepted for oral presentation at the 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare – “Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies” (MOBIHEALTH 2014), which is held in Athens, Greece, on November 3-5, 2014. Konstantinos Perakis, Thanassis Bouras and their co-authors present the conceptual architecture of a platform that can address the need for early and accurate detection of skin lesion through a screening solution that will be easily accessible to the general public with the guidance, supervision and inspection of the primary care physician. The proposed solution shall provide painless, effortless and efficient self-screening of skin lesions, for early, accurate detection of melanoma, independent of the patient’s location, safeguard sensitive patient data and maintain patient-doctor confidentiality, as well as ensure accurate diagnosis delivered by the specialist (physician), independent of the physician’s and patient’s physical locations. MARK1 goes beyond providing a pattern recognition system, and incorporates a self-screening application with a lightweight DSS which supports medical experts in reaching a diagnosis. MARK1 integrates clinical diagnosis rules based on Total Body Photography, a Decision Support and a content based image retrieval system to assist expert diagnosis, and the ubiquitous information access of the handheld modern devices.