We Are Revolutionizing Healthcare

Simple as taking a picture

Canadians who download the GetSkinHelp app and take a picture of their skin lesion will get a pixel-by-pixel Artificial Intelligence analysis to screen the potential presence of skin disease.

Collateral damage from the Coronavirus

Screening only

While the GetSkinHelp app is not a diagnosing tool, it can help to visually screen with 88% accuracy (compared to 66%87% with trained physicians) the presence of the following skin conditions:

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Dysplastic nevus
  • Keratoses
  • Dermatofibroma
  • Vascular lesions
  • Nevus (mole)

Screening only

While the GetSkinHelp app is not a diagnosing tool, it can help to visually screen with 88% accuracy (compared to 66%87% with trained physicians) the presence of the following skin conditions:

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Dysplastic nevus
  • Keratoses
  • Dermatofibroma
  • Vascular lesions
  • Nevus (mole)

No Costs

These services are fully integrated with Canadian provincial health plans (except Quebec), so there are no out-of-pocket costs whatsoever!

The Technology

What we have created is a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)-based technology geared for skin abnormalities.

CNN’s are mostly used for analyzing images. The most famous application being the “Re-Captcha” security feature found on many websites, which is a process that trains such CNNs.

However, instead of using our AI to determine the difference between a fire hydrant and a bus, we are using this technology to determine the difference between a mole and a cancerous lesion.

Dr. Collin Hong, M.D.,F.R.C.S(c)

Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer, and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Hong has been practicing medicine in Canada for close to 40 years and is the Past President of the Ontario Medical Association, section of Plastic Surgery as well as the former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Rouge Valley Health System.

He received his medical degree from the University of Toronto; has an honours degree in Chemistry from Queen’s University; and was trained by some of the world’s most renowned surgeons, including Dr. Bruce Connell and Dr. Robert Flower.

He was named the Chief of Plastic Surgery for EMAS Canada, a charitable organization that provides medical and dental care to under-serviced areas throughout the World. He has also invested in a number of tech startups in the past as he continues to find new and innovative ways to improve patient care in Canada and abroad.

He has a bustling plastic and reconstructive surgery practice in North York, Ontario, Canada. GetSkinHelp is his most recent project and merges his passion for technology with his passion for medicine.

Certifications

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • American Board of Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery
  • General Practice License in Ontario
  • National Board of Medical Examination (Part I, II and III)

Member

  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Canadian Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Canadian Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Society
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Ontario Plastic Surgery Society
  • Ontario and Canadian Medical Association

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