Acne and the common cold are two health ailments that have baffled scientists for ages and even though they are curable, they recur just as easily leaving the sufferer no option but to become a recluse. However, a Japanese company that goes by the name of Fujitsu Laboratories has come up with a new way to cure and keep track of acne treatment via a handy smartphone app. Unlike the blood pressure monitoring apps that physically track the user’s vitals, this new acne treatment app allows users to keep track of the severity of the acne via a visual monitoring system. To use, one simply has to put the include color wheel up against the zit and click a close up of the affected area via the phone’s camera.
The color wheel allows the camera to expose a certain area and highlight it under differing lighting conditions. By monitoring the skin around the mouth, beside the nose, close to the cheekbone and various other areas affected by breakouts, the app allows the user to keep track of their skincare regimen and gauge whether certain products are affecting the skin positively or not.
The app allows users to see how certain skin care products reacts to one’s skin, monitor the health of facial skin, pore size, skin tone and track conditions like blemishes and acne. Though the company has not yet revealed the full spectrum of services that the app will offer, it does seem like a nifty way to track how certain skincare products are affecting one’s skin and a great way to personalize one’s skincare regimen without breaking the bank to pay a certified dermatologist.
At the moment, Fujitsu’s app only covers a limited number of skin tones and expects the app to be available in the market later in the year. The company plans to simplify the image capture method soon and also make the app easier to use for people with all types of skin tones.