Beta testing of Aysa, an AI-driven app, begins and revolutionizes the public’s understanding of skin conditions
VisualDx, the leading diagnostic clinical decision support tool for physicians, has announced the beginning of a beta test for its new artificial intelligence-driven symptom checker app, Aysa. The new app will allow patients to become more educated and make more informed decisions about their personal skin problems. Aysa is trained through the VisualDx platform which combines clinical search and medical knowledge from experts with a database of more than 120,000 of the best medical images in the world. Using machine learning, Aysa can provide real-time results for skin photos taken in the privacy of a patient’s home.
Skin rashes, which can range from annoying but benign to a sign of a serious condition, can look different on different skin types, even if they are the same condition. From psoriasis and eczema to herpes, skin conditions come in different shapes, sizes and severity. By simply taking a photo of one’s skin condition and answering a few questions, Aysa will generate a few possible answers in addition to next steps for the iPhone user by suggesting self-care measures or advising a visit with a health care provider. Aysa arms consumers with information and images to better understand skin conditions.
VisualDx is uniquely qualified to bring this app to market. As a physician-led company with a deep knowledge base and understanding of dermatology, VisualDx introduces Aysa as a way to augment health research, but not replace the role of a clinician. In doing so, Aysa does not diagnose. It is able to generate potential diseases and next steps for individuals with common skin conditions, thanks to the power of its world-class medical image library and the use of Apple’s CoreML.
“As a dermatologist, I know my patients are going to Google before coming to see me. But, too often, what they find is not only inaccurate, but dangerous,” said Dr. Art Papier, CEO of VisualDx. “Our patients deserve better and Aysa can provide peace of mind to a worried parent and serve as the foundation for a productive visit to the doctor’s office. We want people to use their smartphones to get the right answers when they need it most, and for the answers to be drawn from the professional knowledge of physicians.”