PEEK-a-Boo: A Mobile App that’s Easy on the Eyes

A team of ophthalmologists, engineers, business experts and software developers based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is developing a mobile app that is changing the way that eye exams can be conducted. Called Peek Vision, the group has developed a Portable Eye Examination Kit (PEEK), which consists of new innovative technology that allows health care workers …

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Malala Yousafzai and Vodafone’s Innovative Mobile Literacy Program

After recovering from the being shot by members of the Taliban while campaigning for women’s right to education in rural Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai is ready to launch a partnership with the Vodafone Foundation to help bring literacy to women in developing countries through mobile technology. Although Yousafzai is only 16, the teen has already written a book (I am Malala: The …

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Smartphones Diagnose Eye Conditions Globally at Low-Cost

Over half of the world’s population, around 4 billion people, require eyeglasses. More than half of those people do not have access to eye tests. A program called NetraG aims to link people who need eye care with professionals via smartphone technology, providing a revolution in vision correction. Their solution is affordable and accessible, allowing individuals to test their own eyesight …

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