Apple Watch App Monitors and Tracks Skin Health

ModiFace, a Toronto-based creator of augmented reality technology for the beauty and medical industries, this week announced the upcoming availability of the Skin app for the Apple Watch.

Skin enables users to scan any part of their body, including hard to see areas such as the back of the neck using their iPhone, with the Apple Watch providing a live preview of the scanning results.

From this video scan, the app determines the level of skin health (by evaluating several parameters including skin dryness, flakiness, and redness). From there users can create a profile and monitor how specific skin areas change over time.

“There are two primary goals that we are aiming for with the Skin ap,” says Dr. Parham Aarabi, CEO of ModiFace. “First, we believe an app that allows you to scan any part of your body while providing a real-time camera view on a watch would be very useful. Second, monitoring skin-health and tracking over time is extremely important.”

“In time, we can use this data to better provide skin-care recommendations by analyzing the impact of parameters such as weather and location on overall skin health,” Arabi notes.

The new app will be available by the end of April for the Apple Watch.