Coders needed to help Peek combat blindness

Posted by a.hay on 28 October 2013 - 11:42am

retinal_imaging.jpgOne of last week's most popular blog posts described the innovative Peek phone app, which is being used in Kenya to diagnose vision problems.

The team who developed the app are looking for help from software developers. If you're interested in assisting with Peek, please contact the team using their webform. By signing up, you could help make a huge difference to the thousands of people who are blighted by blindness in developing countries.

The app was developed in rural Kenya and allows health workers to undertake eye tests using their smart phones, with only limited amounts of training. It can also perform a retina scan with a special clip-on feature that allows for proper magnification.

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