Analysis of mobile applications that help skin care through facial recognition: A systematic analysis


The knowledge and integration of new technologies has shown that it is possible to improve access to health services, such as skin care and diagnosis of pathologies in the area of dermatology, applying mobile technologies and ap- plications. In this systematic review it seeks to investigate mobile applications that use intelligent systems that help skin care through facial recognition. The investigation was carried out between 2010 and 2018, finding 168 articles that resemble the subject; that were reduced to 28 articles with available text, after a dissertion of articles that did not contribute to the research as well as repeated. Finally, three of them were chosen to begin the topic of study. The present review allows us to conclude that there is a guideline for using mobile applications and technologies for the care and diagnosis of pathologies on the skin by means of algorithms, models, techniques and methods applying intelligent systems. How- ever, the integration of mobile applications directly for skin care is just beginning the research field, but offers promising processes and results.

Resumen. El conocimiento e integración de nuevas tecnologías, ha demostrado que se puede mejorar el acceso a servicios de la salud, como es al cuidado de la piel  y diagnóstico de patologías en el área de la dermatología, aplicando tecnologías  y aplicaciones móviles. En esta revisión sistemática busca indagar aplicaciones móviles que usan sistemas inteligentes que ayuden al cuidado de la piel mediante reconocimiento facial. La indagación fue realizada entre 2010 y 2018, encontrando 168 artículos que se asemejan al tema; que se redujeron a 28 artículos con texto disponible, luego de una dicersion de artículos que no aportaban a la investigación como también repetidos. Finalmente, tres de ellos se eligió para empezar el tema  de estudio. La presente revisión permite concluir que hay una directriz para usar aplicaciones y tecnologías móviles para el cuidado y el diagnostico de patologías sobre la piel mediante algoritmos, modelos, técnicas y métodos aplicando sistemas inteligentes. Sin embargo, la integración de aplicaciones móviles directamente para elcuidado de la piel, apenas inicia el campo de investigación, pero ofrece procesos y resultados prometedores.

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