Innovative tech inspired by women for women wins 2022 James Dyson Award
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Spot Check: A personal skin cancer detection system - Thomas Mackisack, Massey University
Problem: More New Zealanders die from melanoma than on our roads. Early diagnosis is essential to survival, but current methods of personal detection are simple self-checking processes which requires users to physically monitor changes to their skin. Melanoma presents itself on the skin and the problem is not being able to see it, but discern it.
Solution: SPOT CHECK is a personal skin cancer detection system combining the power of advanced camera hardware with artificial intelligence to catch melanoma before it’s too late. It combines total body photography with a digital dermatoscope in a single harmonious tool scanning the entire body to identify and track suspicious spots and determine risk using an AI that gets smarter with time.
Somnum: Anaesthesia masks designed for animal patients - Jillian Miller, Massey University
Problem: Current veterinary anaesthesia masks fail to create appropriate seals, and this causes gases to leak out into the atmosphere- these are called ‘waste gases’.
Solution: Somnum is a series of different-sized anaesthesia masks that are fitted to animal patients at veterinary clinics. It provides an adequate seal that prevents waste gas leaks.