2021 AMI Online Salon

Dermamatch: Dermatological Education Application

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Alea Ahmadian
  • Other Contributors: Abby Cacciaglia, Jeni Zernick
  • Client: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Copyright: Alea Ahmadian, Abby Cacciaglia, Jeni Zernick, 2021
  • Medium/software used:Unity3D, Microsoft Visual Studio, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Aftereffects, Pixologic Zbrush, ARKit Face Tracking SDK
  • Final presentation format:iPad (1668×2388)
  • Primary Audience:Medical Students

Project Description

Dermamatch was created as a prototype of an educational app designed to help medical students practice diagnosing dermatological conditions. Students using this Augmented Reality (AR) app observe the appearance of various conditions overlaid on to their own faces. Through the use of face tracking technology, students are able turn their heads and view conditions from multiple angles. Details of a hypothetical patient case are included to help students arrive at an accurate diagnosis. Dermamatch addresses the lack of visual training aides depicting skin conditions as they appear on people of color. The app settings can be personalized to ensure that the condition depicted matches the user’s individual skin tone. It also offers an opportunity to explore how each condition appears on a spectrum of complexions in the image gallery.