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Health Discovery Corporation Launches Android Version of Popular MelApp, Melanoma Risk Analysis Mobile Phone App

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 5:00am
SAVANNAH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health Discovery Corporation, the molecular diagnostics company that launched MelApp, the first SVM-based image analysis iPhone app for melanoma risk assessment, today debuts its popular MelApp mobile app for Android™ devices. Now, health-conscious consumers can easily learn about melanoma and identify areas on their skin which may need attention from a specialist, anytime, anywhere with their iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, as well as Android smartphone.

First launched this summer for iPhone, MelApp uses highly sophisticated patent protected mathematical algorithms and image based pattern recognition technology to analyze an uploaded image. The app was validated using an image database licensed from Johns Hopkins University Medical Center and uses a devices camera feature to deliver a risk analysis of users photographed skin lesions within seconds. In addition, MelApp can use the smartphones GPS to refer users to physicians specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma for proper medical diagnosis and treatment.

"Being currently used in nearly 50 countries, and having been named one of the ‘Top 10 Apps That Could Save Your Life in a recent issue of Parade Magazine, MelApp has become a worldwide success," stated Stephen D. Barnhill, M.D. Chairman and CEO of Health Discovery Corporation. "With the launch of MelApp for Android our goal was to extend the availability of this easy to use, inexpensive and potentially life-saving app to the more than 46 percent of the smart phone market that use Android devices, according to Nielsen."

Now available for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, as well as for Android, MelApp is available for download at a special limited time price of $1.99 at the following app marketplaces:

This version of MelApp for Android has been optimized for the Droid X. For support and technical inquiries, contact support@healthdiscoverylabs.com.

Physicians who diagnose and treat melanoma can become a subscribing member of HDCs physician referral network by contacting melappreferral@healthdiscoverycorp.com.

About MelApp & Health Discovery Corporation

MelApp uses highly sophisticated patent protected mathematical algorithms and image based pattern recognition technology to analyze the uploaded image. MelApp was validated using an image database licensed from Johns Hopkins University Medical Center and uses a devices camera feature to deliver a risk analysis of users photographed skin lesions within seconds. The app can use the iPhone GPS to refer users to physicians specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma for proper medical follow-up. MelApp by Health Discovery Corporation is available at a special limited time introductory price of $1.99. For more complete details, visit http://www.melapp.net, http://www.facebook.com/MelApp or http://twitter.com/#!/SafeHealthApps.

Health Discovery Corporation is a molecular diagnostics company that uses advanced mathematical techniques to analyze large amounts of data to uncover patterns that might otherwise be undetectable. It operates primarily in the emerging field of personalized medicine where such tools are critical to scientific discovery. Its primary business consists of licensing its intellectual property and developing its own product line of biomarker-based diagnostic tests that include human genes and genetic variations, as well as gene, protein, and metabolic expression differences and image analysis in digital pathology and radiology. For more information, see www.healthdiscoverycorp.com.

Posted by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT

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