July 10, 2017 - Press Release

Coming Soon: Aysa

Aysa, an AI-driven skin app, uses deep learning to harness the power of the leading diagnostic clinical decision support tool.

ROCHESTER, NY [July 10, 2017] – From the team behind the leading diagnostic clinical decision support tool for physicians and an award-winning skin health website visited by hundreds of thousands of consumers each month comes the app that will help patients make better decisions about skin problems. Meet Aysa, the image recognition app trained using deep learning to give real-time results for skin photos taken in the privacy of one’s home.

Gertrude Stein famously wrote, “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” Not true for skin rashes, which can range from annoying but benign to a sign of a serious condition. Even the same condition can look different on different skin. From psoriasis to eczema to herpes, skin conditions come in different shapes, sizes, and severity. And the next question is, “What should I do?”

With Aysa, get directions on the next steps for skin conditions. Take a picture of the affected area. Aysa will ask you a few questions to understand the condition. Then you’ll be given a few possible answers as well as next steps, including self-care measures or whether to schedule an appointment with a physician or go to urgent care or the emergency room.

How is this possible? Aysa uses the power of VisualDx’s world-class medical image library and the deep-learning technique of artificial intelligence. Developed using the embedded knowledge of tens of thousands of clinicians, Aysa can direct people in their homes to better choices.

“As a dermatologist, I know my patients are going to Google before coming to see me. But, too often, what they find is not only inaccurate, it’s dangerous. Our patients deserve better. Aysa can provide peace of mind to a worried parent and serve as the foundation for a productive visit to the doctor’s office. We want people to use their smartphones to get the right answers when they need it most, and for the answers to be drawn from the professional knowledge of physicians.” —Art Papier, CEO, VisualDx.

Aysa is currently under development and will be available as an iOS app.

VisualDx is an award-winning diagnostic clinical decision support system and a standard electronic resource at medical schools and in hospital and clinic settings. VisualDx combines clinical search with a database of more than 40,000 of the best medical images in the world, plus medical knowledge from experts to help with diagnosis, treatment, self-education, and patient communication. Expanding to provide diagnostic decision support across general medicine, VisualDx brings increased speed and accuracy to the art of diagnosis. Learn more at www.visualdx.com.
Skinsight is a skin health and wellness website dedicated to providing quality health information for consumers to better identify and understand health concerns. Developed by VisualDx, Skinsight content is created, edited, and reviewed by physicians and qualified health care professionals. In addition, Skinsight provides a specialized search engine for health inquiries that delivers results from trusted information sources. Learn more at www.skinsight.com.