When someone has a problematic skin condition, the affected skin is typically either stiffer or softer than normal. A new sensor has been shown to detect such differences, potentially allowing doctors to diagnose problems more quickly and easily.
When doctors assess psoriasis, they generally do so via an examination of the scaly patches on the skin's surface. This can be subjective, however, plus it doesn't take into account what's going on at a deeper level. That's why scientists have developed a scanner that looks beneath the skin.
Lighting giant Philips has developed a new LED solution to help alleaviate symptoms of mild and moderate cases of psoriasis. Using optimized, UV-free blue LED lights, the unit can be strapped on to the part of the body where the psoriasis breaks out.