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Japan mobile phone will monitor skin condition and track changes

Published on Nov 29, 2012 1:58 PM
A model demonstrates how to take pictures of her face with a smart phone to check her skin condition through a cloud computer system produced by Fujitsu during a press conference in Tokyo on Nov 29, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (AFP) - A mobile phone that monitors the user's skin condition, checking for blemishes and colour, was unveiled in beauty-conscious Japan on Thursday.

The "Hada Memori" (skin memory) programme allows women to keep tabs on their complexion and track changes over time by storing records in the cloud.

Users can also share their data through social networking sites, said IT giant Fujitsu, which plans to use the information to target advertising of beauty products.

A spokeswoman said the skin system comes with a small card that has a 15mm hole, which must be pressed to the cheek. The smartphone's camera then takes a picture of the skin and analyses the result.

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