Centre for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

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3D Skin Tumor Analyzer

Skin cancer represents an outstanding challenge from both social and economic points of view, being the most common desease in caucasians. The first step of the clinical workflow for skin cancer care is the diagnosis of the lesion. The two gold standards used by dermatologists to diagnose skin cancer are naked eye examination using the ABCDE rule and dermoscopy. However, due to the complexity of skin cancer, these methods still fail in a significant percentage of cases.

The 3D Skin Tumor Analyzer project proposes the development of a device with the capability of measuring the 3D shape of a skin lesion and its morphological characteristics. A basic prototype of the device has already been developed and clinically tested with promising results. The main objective of the project is to advance this basic prototype a step forward to bring it closer to the market.

The project is carried out at the CD6 centre by the optical metrology group with expertise in structured-light 3D technologies led by Miguel Ares, PhD (miguel.ares@upc.edu).

This project has been co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and has the support of the Secretariat of Universities and Research of the Department of Business and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya
CD6 Centre for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development
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