The Internet of Things (IoT) has seen exponential growth of late, whether it’s smart home devices like the Nest Thermostat 3.0, Nest Protect, iKettle, or connected wearables like Lechal Mach Insoles, DigitSole Smartshoe, and Barracuda Konzu. The world has yet to see an IoT smartphone device that uses proprietary image processing technology to analyze a person’s skin. Introducing IOB (“Internet of Beauty”) Labs’ SkinScopy – a super small, lightweight magnifying device that uses your smartphone’s flashlight and optical zoom to analyze your skin over time.
IOB Labs’ revolutionary skin analysis system takes pictures of your skin and suggests products you can buy from company partners. With the hopes of improving the quality of your skin, SkinScopy uses a digital microscope (50x’s magnification) with a powerful LED lighting attachment to capture changes in your skin’s pigmentation, wrinkles, and pores. From tracking skin conditions before and after treatment to professional advice on the proper skin care routine, the SkinScopy lens keeps a record of your skin’s health.
Armed with an intuitive iOS/Android-compatible companion app and powered by a patented SkinScopy lens that clips onto your smartphone camera, SkinScopy is ideal for Dermatological use, beauty salon customers, and cosmetic store services. Since SkinScopy has a built-in digital microscope, users can seamlessly analyze hair follicle and scalp health in additional to monitoring skin improvements.
With the choice of using either a C-shaped Lens Mount Adapter (iPhone 6, 6 plus) or a Guide Ring (Android and other iPhone versions), users can take zoomed in, focused images that provide a macro-level view of your skin’s condition. SkinScopy’s built-in LightGuide captures high-resolution images without compromising ambient light. Using SkinScopy is as simple as following these four steps:
Step 1: On the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android), search for ‘SkinScopy’ and install the software program on your smartphone.
Step 2: Mount the SkinScopy lens onto your smartphone and use the enclosed Lens Mount Adapter (v.6, v.6 Plus) or GuideRing and C-Clip for Android and other iPhone versions.
Step 3: Tap the SkinScopy app icon to open the program.
Step 4: Start capturing images of your skin, add multiple users by creating different user profiles, and use SkinScopy as a portable microscope.
Known for its ability to combine groundbreaking IT technology with cosmetics and healthcare products, IOB Labs, Inc. Created SkinScopy with the hopes of “providing the highest-quality, state-of-the-art skin analysis solutions.” Developed by “leading scientists in dermatology and biochemistry in Korea,” SkinScopy is a multi-functional digital skin sensor system poised to disrupt the beauty and cosmetics industry. At this point, IOB Labs seems to have their focus on more commercial applications but it’s only a matter of time before the SkinScopy integrates into homes for personal use.