Integrating Telemedicine for Melanoma Detection

Yale startup 3Derm collaborated with Ximedica to design a hand-held imaging device that could be integrated with their Teledermatology software.


One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and this ratio will continue to grow as generations continue to age. As a result, it’s become increasingly difficult for patients to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist, which contributes to disease progression and increased stress for the patients.


3Derm is a Boston-based technology startup focused on optimizing the dermatology care process. 3Derm aspired to increase dermatology patient access to care by creating a hand-held stereoscopic imaging system for remote skin monitoring. Initial efforts to marry their software with iPhone cameras resulted in a high number of false negatives. After realizing that commercial cameras were incapable of producing the images necessary for an accurate diagnosis, 3Derm turned to Ximedica to develop an integrated software and imaging device.

Why Ximedica?

3Derm elicited Ximedica’s expertise in:

  • Opto-Mechanical Engineering and Integration
  • Digital Connectivity
  • Industrial Design
  • Development and Integration