Sony reveals BeautyExplorer blemish and skin analysis system
A new camera system designed for the beauty industry called BeautyExplorer has been unveiled by Sony. The skin analysis tool will allow users to scan their skin and see blemishes on their face or body – up close.
The palm-sized camera will be paired with a dedicated tablet in order to make the system portable. The machine is equipped with a proprietary CMOS image sensor and the system has its own analysis servers and apps with an algorithm which sets a base lever for the user’s dermatological condition and over time, shows any changes or improvements.
The BeautyExplorer runs a skin analysis technology developed by Sony called SSKEP, allowing the device to be used in professional environments as it has the power to detect discolourations and blemishes on the skin that may be missed by the human eye alone. The app is equipped with a variety of features, including guides to skin textures, pores, pigmentation, and water and oil levels. It will even recommend the most suitable cosmetics depending on each individual’s skin, and data is stored on cloud servers, allowing it to be compared. The CMOS sensor in the camera is a 1.3MP unit, and the camera’s battery will allow for 110 minutes of user per charge.
The system is set to launch in mid-March, and its portability will give it a big advantage over other systems as it allows partners to carry it wherever they need to perform consultations, without having to worry about any wiring issues. The firm will initially loan out the camera and tablet system for a monthly fee of around $130-$170, but it is considering the possibility of selling it to individual consumers in the future.