Charlotte Bennett

Product Design Innovation MA

There are currently over 2000 different skin conditions, 1 in 3 will have a skin condition in their lifetime. Research shows that by 2030 more people will be taking control of their own health at home. The self-diagnosing dermate device can analyse and diagnose hundreds of different skin conditions through its nano-array plasmonic sensors and AI technology. Detections are sent live to the NHS app integration which data will be converted into a diagnosis. Although the project started with accessibility in mind, it can be used by many types of users. Dermate offers an inclusive experience as users can either lease the handheld device from the pharmacy at a small fee and use it in their home environment, or for those without mobiles or spots that are difficult to reach, can book an appointment at their local pharmacy. People can lend it for several months if they wish to monitor their condition(s) for longer periods, which provides a cost-effective solution. They can also order dermate online for the period of time they need, and have it delivered to their house. This is especially beneficial for those who live in more rural areas.

over 2000 different skin conditions
1 in 3 will have a skin condition in their lifetime
by 2030 more people will be taking control of their own health at home
self-diagnosing dermate device
nano-array plasmonic sensors and AI technology
NHS app integration
converted into a diagnosis
Dermate offers an inclusive experience
use it in their home environment
cost-effective solution
delivered to their house
beneficial for those who live in more rural areas