Peek Retina, A Low-Cost Smartphone Adapter Designed to Bring Eye Care to the Developing World

Peek Retina is a low-cost add-on that turns a smartphone into a piece of mobile eye-examination equipment designed to reach areas of the developing world in hopes of diagnosing avoidable conditions that can lead to blindness. The team behind the technology is raising funds on Indiegogo to help bring the adapter to areas where access to cellphones is far more prevalent than medical equipment.

In Kenya, more people have access to a mobile phone than they do to clean, running water.

Peek co-founder and eye surgeon Andrew Bastawrou gave a TED talk earlier this year about the work his company is doing in the field of fundus photography eye exams.

via DigitalTrends, PetaPixel