Exclusive Interview with Thiago Pradi, creator of iMelanoma, the automatic skin cancer detection app!
On Oct 21, 2013
At Central Skin, we like to stay at the forefront of your skin's health. An emerging trend these days is to use mobile technology to aid in the diagnosis of disease so that you can bring it to the early attention of your doctor. This same trend is blossoming in the field of dermatology. And one if its future digital leaders is a Brazilian software developer named Thiago Pradi. Thiago created the iMelanoma app, which automatically scans your moles and risk stratifies them as benign or malignant. Thiago's app has created a buzz in Brazil, as evidenced by the news segment talking about it below (we don't speak Portugese either, but you get the point). We caught up with Thiago to ask him a few questions about what motivated him to create iMelanoma, the rates of skin cancer in Brazil, and what future directions he hopes to take his work.
Central Skin: Tell me about your background and education?
Central Skin: When did you first start to get an interest in product development for dermatology?
Central Skin: How common is skin cancer in Brazil?
Central Skin: What were some of the challenges in creating an automatic technology for recognizing skin cancer?
Central Skin: What is your program called and how was it tested?
Central Skin: What was the response of the media, the public, the doctors in Brazil to your technology?
Central Skin: What are your future plans for your technology?