Turn Your iPhone into a Dermato-what?

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Now this is interesting. Granted, it’s a tad pricey at $1582, but this product allows your iPhone to be used as a Dermatoscope. That is, it allows you to explore your dermis for signs of skin cancer or other maladies.

If you remember, just recently, we added a post on how smartphones were becoming like little versions of the Star Trek Tricorder. Here is another example of just that. While this instrument may not be exactly what you are looking for, who is to say that other lenses couldn’t be attached to your device for other viewing applications like astronomy, geology, or even analyzing light spectrums or other “invisible” things around us. Why couldn’t other sensors be used in attachments that leveraging the built in iPhone dock connector? They could analyze atmospheric conditions, do mechanical diagnostics or perform a host of other technical analysis that your field may require. Using Apple’s MFI Hardware Development guide, very little is out of question.

FotoFinder Systems has definitely hit a very specific niche here, but there is no doubt that instruments and scopes like this will advance their respective field, and in turn, mobile learning. Very interesting indeed.

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Chad Udell is the Managing Partner, strategy and new product development, at Float. There he leads his design and development teams to successful outcomes and award-winning work via a strong background in both disciplines and a singular focus on quality. He has worked with industry-leading Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to design and develop experiences for 20 years. Chad is recognized as an expert in mobile design and development, and he speaks regularly at national and international events and conferences on related topics. Chad is author of Learning Everywhere: How Mobile Content Strategies Are Transforming Training and co-editor and chapter author, with Gary Woodill, of Mastering Mobile Learning: Tips and Techniques for Success. His newest book, Shock of the New, co-authored with Gary Woodill was released in April of 2019.

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