Finalist category: Digital Health Award 2014
Digital Health Award, Winner, 2014
At least 280 million people worldwide are visually impaired, 39 million of these people are blind and yet 80% of blindness is avoidable. Peek is a smart-phone based portable eye examination kit for comprehensive eye examinations in even the remotest of settings. It is easy to use, affordable and portable and the visual acuity tests are simple, low cost and simple to use. Testing and validation is ongoing in Kenya, Mali, Tanzania, India and Scotland.
Peek has been developed by a team of ophthalmologists, engineers, software developers and researchers who share a common goal: To expand access to high quality eye care, empower all health workers to diagnose eye diseases and simplify managing and monitoring treatment of patients anywhere in the world, by harnessing mobile phone apps, hardware and rigorous scientific testing.
Peek Vision collaborate with the following institutions to carry out their vital research and development work: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of Strathclyde and the Glasgow Centre for Ophthalmic Research.