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Oscan aims to provide a simple scanning tool for the oral cavity that universally integrates with camera phones.


A quick scan allows for a healthworker in the field to quickly collect data and send wirelessly to a remote location for assesment.

CEaseof use

The user needs to put minimal input during imaging. A quick swipe from one side to the other is all that is required for comprehensive imaging of the oral cavity.


We are partnering with organizations in the field to fill the huge shortfall in the oral care services at the primary level, which serves majority of the country.

Seventy percent of the world's tobacco consumption occurs in developing countries and is ever increasing, leading to a large number of diseases of the oral cavity, including oral cancer. If oral lesions can be detected and treated early, survival rates for oral cancer would improve dramatically.

The OScan team at Stanford University has developed an affordable screening tool that brings standardized, multi-modal imaging of the oral cavity into the hands of rural health workers around the world, allowing individuals to conduct screenings for oral lesions. This inexpensive device mounts on a conventional camera phone and allows for data to be instantly transmitted to dentists and oral surgeons. OScan aims to empower minimally-skilled health workers to connect early stage patients to health care providers and teach communities about the importance of oral hygiene.

Support and funding

  • Stanford-Coulter Translational Research Grant
  • 2012 Vodaphone Wireless Innovation Challenge
  • 2012 m-Health Alliance Award