A smartphone based ophthalmoscope

Mario E. Giardini, Iain A. T. Livingstone, Stewart Jordan, Nigel M. Bolster, Tunde Peto, Matthew Burton, Andrew Bastawrous

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Abstract

A low-cost alternative to the direct ophthalmoscope, a simple optical adapter for a smartphone, is described. It can overcome many of the technical challenges of fundoscopy, providing a high-resolution view of the retina through an un-dilated pupil. This can be used in locations with limited diagnostic resources to detect conditions such as glaucomatous optic neuropathy. Comparison of optic nerve images from commercial retinal screening cameras with the smartphone adapter demonstrates strong evidence for no difference in performance in glaucomatous disc grading (p=0.98, paired student t test, n=300).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages2177-2180
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424479276
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventEngineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE - IL, Chicago, United States
Duration: 26 Aug 201430 Aug 2014

Conference

ConferenceEngineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period26/08/1430/08/14

Keywords

  • biomedical optical imaging
  • cameras
  • diseases
  • endoscopes
  • eye
  • smart phones
  • statistical analysis
  • telemedicine
  • medical diagnostic imaging
  • optical imaging

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  • Projects

    Impacts

    Peek - Portable Eye Examination Kit

    Mario Ettore Giardini (Participant), Andrew Bastawrous (Participant), Iain A.T. Livingstone (Participant), Stewart Jordan (Participant), Nigel Bolster (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalHealth and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

    Prizes

    INDEX: Design to Improve Life Award 2015: Body category

    Mario Ettore Giardini (Recipient), 27 Aug 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    • 4 Invited talk
    • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    Scotland leads the way in healthcare at a distance

    Nigel M Bolster (Interviewee)
    24 Jun 2016

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting, Aberdeen

    Nigel M Bolster (Contributor)
    12 Jun 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    InnoFrugal 2015, Helsinki

    Nigel M Bolster (Contributor)
    17 Apr 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Cite this

    Giardini, M. E., Livingstone, I. A. T., Jordan, S., Bolster, N. M., Peto, T., Burton, M., & Bastawrous, A. (2014). A smartphone based ophthalmoscope. In 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) (pp. 2177-2180). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944049