CAD for Skin Diseases



Skin is the largest organ of our body and skin diseases are very significant across the globe. Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms and severity. They can be temporary or permanent, and may be painless or painful. Some have situational causes, while others may be genetic. Some skin conditions are minor, and others can be life-threatening. Many of these diseases can be very dangerous, particularly if not treated at an early stage. Human behavior, particularly in developing countries like India, tends to assume skin diseases as minor till it become serious. Most of the time, persons may not be aware of the dangerousness of their skin diseases, for instance skin cancers, psoriatic, etc.; and sometimes most of them try to treat these infections using their own method. However, if the treatments are not suitable for that particular skin problem then it would worsen the situation. Skin diseases tend to pass on from one person to another very easily and therefore it is important to control it at initial stages to prevent it from spreading. Also skin damage may sometimes lower the mental confidence and well-being of people. In addition to it, the pattern of skin diseases in India is influenced by the developing economy, level of literacy, social backwardness, varied climate, and industrialization, access to primary health care, and different religious ritual and cultural factors. The prevalence of skin diseases in the general population has varied from 7.86% to 11.16% in various studies. Skin diseases also pose huge financial, psychological burden for the patients and their families. This objective is to develop an open Android/iOS/Windows platform based application (App) which would diagnose skin diseases of the patients. The suggested app will use image of the diverse skin area and predict the type of skin diseases and its severity by machine learning based algorithms. Further, the system may be programmed to suggest the best possible treatments and details of nearby available Dermologist.