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The new device will turn any smartphone into a scanner for oral cancer, and will be designed for low cost to aid in public health initiatives.
The device will be about the size of a pack of gum and will contain two rows of fluorescent LED's that will illuminate the mouth to highlight dark spots and lesions. The incorporation of the phone will also make it easy to transmit images for off-site diagnosis.
The oral scanner is expected to enable earlier diagnosis of oral cancers, particularly in remote or undeveloped areas.