Phone-based ophthalmoscopy for Peek, the Portable Eye Examination Kit

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

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Abstract

Peek, the Portable Eye Examination Kit, leverages smartphone technology to provide a range of ophthalmic diagnostic tests in low-income settings, thus empowering health workers to diagnose eye diseases and to manage and monitor patients within the community. A low-cost adapter on the phone native camera provides Peek with retinal imaging functionalities. The intrinsic connectivity of the smartphone allows transmission of geo-tagged patient records and, potentially, diagnostic data. The ease of use and field of view of the Peek ophthalmoscope represents a seed change in handheld direct ophthalmoscopy. The intrinsic telemedicine capabilities show promise in remote diagnostics and in integration with screening programs.
Original languageEnglish
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
  • medical diagnostic imaging
  • smartphone
  • cameras
  • ophthalmoscopy
  • telemedicine

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  • 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

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