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The client is a medical device company specializing in skin cancer screening. They wanted to launch a handheld gadget for detecting skin cancer on the fly. The solution would help physicians and non-experts to analyze suspect skin lesions.
Incorporates a FPGA-powered handheld device based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon SD410 processor
Is driven by embedded software
Includes hardware components such as an audio speaker, accelerometer, and display
Captures LED light signal variations and translates them into a visual diagram in real time
Monitors the vascular refilling rate and proceeds with a custom algorithmic data analysis
Our team was employed to deliver a proof of concept (PoC) and develop firmware components powering the device.
The solution is a complex Wi-Fi-enabled system that incorporates:
Equipped with 2 photodetectors and a force sensor, the solution captures LED light signal variations and translates them into a visual diagram in real time.
To diagnose the suspect lesion’s condition, the system monitors the vascular refilling rate and proceeds with a custom algorithmic data analysis complete with a plain report output on the UI.
The resulting solution was expected to participate in rigorous clinical testing across US dermatological institutions. The system showed the capability of detecting malignant skin growth without extra biopsies or examinations. The device was meant to cut healthcare-associated costs by providing a low-cost and prompt cancer diagnostics method.