By harnessing mobile phone apps, hardware and rigorous scientific testing, we have created an easy to use, affordable and portable system for testing eyes anywhere in the world - from surgeries to patients’ homes
285 million people worldwide are visually impaired
39 million of these people are blind
80% of blindness is avoidable
Peek – a smart-phone based system for comprehensive eye examinations in even the remotest of settings. It is easy to use, affordable and portable
To empower all health workers to diagnose eye diseases and simplify managing and monitoring treatment of patients, anywhere in the world
We're aiming to create mobile based versions of everything you need for a comprehensive eye exam.
Our focus is on quality, reliability and usability. Before we release any tests for general use, they are rigorously verified with academic research in a variety of settings - ensuring we meet the high standards required for a clinical device.
Our low cost adapter, coupled with our supporting software, allows for high quality retinal imaging.
Our adapter allows us to grade a cataract's severity for treatment classification.
Images and patient info can be securely stored and shared for off-site review.
We think we've redefined simplicity with our range of phone and tablet based visual acuity tests. Watch this space for automated testing harnessing the power of eye tracking technology.
By moving the focus target, we're able to ensure we still get a wide field evaluation, even on a standard 4" screen.
We're producing some innovative new tests to shake up the way colour and contrast testing is done - and for a fraction of the cost.
We simplify contacting and finding patients in remote locations, with SMS notifications and location mapping. It's no use diagnosing a condition, if nobody can be found for treatment.
The team are using state of the art hospital based equipment in 100 different locations throughout the Nakuru County. The patients undergoing comprehensive ophthalmic assessment are also undergoing examination by community health care workers using Peek. The results can be compared with to ensure that Peek is not only effective but accurate.
In December 2012 an expedition set off to cross Antarctica in winter. The team took Peek along to monitor the effects of cold and prolonged darkness on their eye health, and we were able to assess Peek's potential in the harshest of conditions.
In a pilot study led by Dr Hillary Rono, the Peek visual acuity app is being provided to teachers in Kenyan schools to identify children with visual impairment. Identifying and managing eye problems at an early age is crucial to help prevent under achievement at school and possible exclusion from society in later life but childhood blinding conditions are challenging to diagnose and are frequently missed during routine eye check-ups.
We believe that Peek has applications in a wide range of circumstances, so we're also validating our results with testing in a formal clinic setting with our partners at the Glasgow Centre for Ophthalmic Research. We don't aim for products that are 'good enough' for remote rural settings when the usual equipment isn't available, we aim for high quality results that are suitable for convenient diagnosis in any setting.
We're a team of ophthalmologists, engineers, business experts and software developers. We share a common vision to expand access to high quality eye care.
Our project got started during the planning of a study in rural Kenya. The logistical headaches of getting all the equipment needed to remote locations provided the motivation to search for a better way - we got together to get on with building it.
Our paediatric acuity lead, helping develop and validate new methods in ophthalmic diagnostics
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