The solution – PHILIPS SkinScan To allow a 3D scan of your body, there is a laser, a camera and a laser receiving sensor necessary, like already used in todays 3D scanners.These components are covered and protected by a glass. Embedded in this glas, there are electrodes, that can send an electric current to your skin, that is analysed, to double check on the skin cells set up. The glass is surrounded by an LED ring. The light improves the quality of the captured images. An exact colour analysis is necessary to detect cancer.