Image-based screening app looks for STIs, finds controversy

“Pics vanish quicker than Snapchat. So yeah, your secrets? They’re locked in our crypt, no trace, no trail.”

This is some of the copy behind sexual health startup HeHealth’s newly-launched, AI-enabled penis picture diagnostic platform, Calmara. Yes, you read that right.

Their claim? 

“Dating app users can now use AI to weed out daters with STI,” the HeHealth blog declares.

We’re all for STI diagnosis and prevention. Just recently, we discussed how medtech innovations are fighting STI stigma.

But is this app too good to be true? Some critics say yes.

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