Cornell Chronicle: SkinKit offers versatile, wearable on-skin computing

Cornell Chronicle: SkinKit offers versatile, wearable on-skin computing. “On-skin interfaces – sometimes known as ‘smart tattoos’ – have the potential to outperform the sensing capabilities of current wearable technologies, but combining comfort and durability has proven challenging. Now, members of Cornell’s Hybrid Body Lab have come up with a reliable, skin-tight interface that’s easy to attach and detach, and can be used for a variety of purposes – from health monitoring to fashion.”

PR Newswire: Vaseline® Launches See My Skin – The only database designed to search for conditions on skin of color and connect patients with Dermatologists who understand their skin care needs (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Vaseline® Launches See My Skin – The only database designed to search for conditions on skin of color and connect patients with Dermatologists who understand their skin care needs (PRESS RELEASE). “Research published by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that less than 6% of image-based search results show conditions on skin of color.1 In an effort to close that gap, Vaseline® is introducing See My Skin, alongside partners at HUED, a digital health company focused on improving quality of care for Black, Latinx and Indigenous populations through education, access and data, and VisualDx, medical informatics company that is dedicated to reducing healthcare bias by improving clinical decisions through visualization. In joining forces, See My Skin was created as the only online database designed to search conditions on skin of color and connect people with the proper care they deserve.”

Electropages: Google files new patent for skin-touch interface

Electropages: Google files new patent for skin-touch interface. “The new patent describes different technologies and methods for deploying gestures that can be drawn on the skin with a finger, and the worn device will receive these gestures as commands. Unlike visual systems that see a gesture or a touch screen that can read gestures, the patent describes the earbud’s ability to measure skin acceleration and deformation to determine what gesture has been done. This would effectively turn the user’s body into an interactive system with no interface or need to wear a circuit for reading inputs.”

WWD: Darker Skin Tones Are Underrepresented on Social Media, Report Says

WWWD: Darker Skin Tones Are Underrepresented on Social Media, Report Says. “Eyecue, an AI-powered social media analytics platform and consultancy founded by Carolina Bañales, released a report this month underscoring the lack of skin-tone representation by beauty brands on social media. Applying image recognition technology to more than 150,000 beauty Instagram posts, Eyecue found that dark skin tones appear in only 13 percent of portrait images.”

EurekAlert: New analysis reveals ‘long-hauler’ COVID-19 patients with prolonged skin symptoms

EurekAlert: New analysis reveals ‘long-hauler’ COVID-19 patients with prolonged skin symptoms. “Patients presented with a broad spectrum of dermatologic manifestations lasting for different lengths of time, including hives (urticaria), lasting for median 5 days, and pernio/chilblains (”COVID toes”), lasting 15 days but sometimes as long as 130-150 days, and papulosquamous eruptions, which are scaly papules and plaques, persisting for 20 days (1).”

NPR: ‘Dark Archives’ Explores The Use Of Human Skin In Bookbinding

NPR: ‘Dark Archives’ Explores The Use Of Human Skin In Bookbinding . “Megan Rosenbloom, a young librarian-in-training, wanders through the Mütter Museum’s collection of medical oddities. In an inconspicuous corner, she discovers a display case of leather-bound books with their covers closed — unusual for rare books. The caption explains these books are closed because their binding is more notable than their contents, and that’s because they were made from human skin. This marks the beginning of Rosenbloom’s obsession with ‘anthropodermic bibliopegy’ and the opening scene to Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin…”

Well+Good: This Mayo Clinic Database Makes It Easy To Shop for Sensitive Skin-Friendly Products

Well+Good: This Mayo Clinic Database Makes It Easy To Shop for Sensitive Skin-Friendly Products. “Those with sensitive skin know all too well the mixed feelings of excitement and trepidation they feel when trying out a new beauty product. The first step is finding a product that doesn’t irritate your skin. Only then can you figure out if the product is actually doing what you need it to do. To take some of the guess work out of the process, the Mayo Clinic and Her Inc. developed SkinSafe, a searchable database of beauty products that shows which products have potential skin allergens or irritants. And in a new partnership with CVS, you can also look at the ingredients of drugstore beauty products.”

GlassAllergy: A Google Glass-based Solution to Empower Patients With Skin Allergies (PubMed)

PubMed: GlassAllergy: A Google Glass-based Solution to Empower Patients With Skin Allergies. “A variety of substances contained in cosmetic products can lead to allergic reactions for certain individuals. The names of such substances are predominantly printed onto a product in small-sized expert language. For this reason, consumers often have difficulties to assess whether some of the ingredients might be harmful for them. Consequently, patients are exposed to a risk of buying a cosmetic product that might cause a minor to severe allergic reaction. A Google Glass-based software solution for consumers suffering from skin allergies is presented. It enables users to check cosmetic products in a mobile context and empowers patients to make informed buying decisions.”

BBC: TikTok’s darkened skin trend accused of ‘promoting colourism’

BBC: TikTok’s darkened skin trend accused of ‘promoting colourism’. “A viral TikTok trend in India has been accused of promoting colourism. It involves users digitally darkening their skin colour and looking sad – before revealing their natural, lighter skin tone at the end and smiling. Colourism is prejudice against people who have a darker skin tone or the preferential treatment of those who are of the same race but lighter-skinned.”

Yahoo: Mom of mixed-race child creates ‘Brown Skin Matters’ Instagram to help doctors

Yahoo: Mom of mixed-race child creates ‘Brown Skin Matters’ Instagram to help doctors. “A new Instagram account called Brown Skin Matters helps families of color identify pediatric skin conditions — and possibly save lives. Ellen Buchanan Weiss, 38, a white mother from Raleigh, North Carolina, created it after finding only three online reference photos for hives — out of 400 — that presented on her mixed-race, 20-month-old baby.”