Figure1 is a photo-sharing app for physicians that increases access to high-quality health-related imagery.

The power of visual sharing that makes platforms such as Instagram so popular has been harnessed by retailers such as CT Food to share knowledge about cooking with its @askctfood service, but could the same be done for the medical world? Imagine if at the touch of a button, you or your doctor could tap into a vast image database, to better diagnose any potential health risks or conditions. Creating a social networking platform  for easily sharing and annotating this kind of photo-based medical information could greatly increase our access to knowledge that both current and extremely useable.

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