The smartphone study

Can smartphones help people find potentially dangerous skin spots?

Consumer Mobile Teledermoscopy Research Program – Pilot Study 2

Mobile teledermoscopy allows consumers to send images of skin lesions to a teledermatologist for remote diagnosis. This study builds on the work of our previous clinical trial ”Using mobile phone images to improve the early detection of skin cancer” by inviting the public to use the dermatoscope, and to extend the research to consumers at average risk of melanoma.

Consumers aged 50-64 years at high risk of melanoma were recruited from a population-based cohort study and via media announcements in Brisbane, Australia in 2013.

Link to QUT media release, click here.


  • Spinks, JeanSoyer, H. Peter, & Whitty, Jennifer (2016) Consumer preferences for teledermoscopy screening to detect melanoma early. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare22(1), pp. 39-46.
    View on ePrints
  • Horsham, C., Loescher, LJ., Whiteman, DC., Soyer, HP., Janda M. (2016) Consumer acceptance of patient‐performed mobile teledermoscopy for the early detection of melanoma. British Journal of Dermatology,
  • Soyer, H. PeterLoescher, LoisOlsen, Catherine, &  (2015) A pilot trial of mobile, patient-performed teledermoscopy. British Journal of Dermatology172(4), pp. 1072-1080.
    View on ePrints