A group of four McMaster University students has won a $50,000 prize to develop their idea for a handheld device that detects skin cancer.
The recent grads — all students in electrical biomedical engineering at the Hamilton university — earned the International James Dyson Award for their final year project, called The sKan.
They say the non-invasive device can diagnose melanoma by monitoring the heat emissions of various cells.
The heat map it creates shows which cells recover more quickly from thermal shock, indicating the presence of skin cancer.
Its creators are 22-year-old Rotimi Fadiya, and 23-year-olds Prateek Mathur, Michael Takla and Shivad Bhavsar.
(Canadian Press)(Photo: Alex Griffiths/Canadian Press)