Indian-origin teenager develops app to treat eye disease
August 17, 2017
16-year-old Kavya Kopparapu, a teenager in the United States has created a 3D-printed lens that can be fitted onto a smartphone and used with an app to give an initial diagnosis for people with diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss for those who suffer from diabetes. Usually, it is diagnosed through a two-hour exam, and also needs a specialized camera to take a photo of the retina.
Kavya and her team trained an artificial intelligence system to identify diabetic retinopathy in photos instead, and this has cut down the time taken for a diagnosis.
To develop the app, Kavya spoke to experts in different fields. Kavya partnered with Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital in Mumbai to test her app which is called Eyeagnosis.
Watch in Sign Language
- #TechThursdays - Smartphone-based therapy & hearing aid could prove a game changer for the deaf community
April 18, 2019
- Low cost foot orthosis among the promising innovations on display at IIT-Bombay's annual device expo
April 15, 2019
- Developmental disorders can now be diagnosed from home, thanks to this app developed by AIIMS
April 11, 2019
Read more on Newz Hook
- Accessibility April 18, 2019 Platforms at Coimbatore railway station will now get lifts
- Headlines April 16, 2019 Yogi, Mayawati banned by ECI
- Get-hooked April 14, 2019 This programme claims to empower kids with developmental disorders through virtual training
- Parasports April 17, 2019 Champ para swimmer Wg Commander Shantanu looks to set a new record, this time in rowing
- Parasports April 17, 2019 Bethany Society Shillong are champs at the 4th national blind football tournament
- Get-hooked April 18, 2019 Tips to manage learning disabilities in adults
- Get-hooked April 12, 2019 Strong links between diet & signs of autism, say experts
- Headlines April 13, 2019 SC to hear Modi biopic case on 15 April
- Get-hooked April 12, 2019 #GetMoneywise - Don't play too safe with your money, look at ways to invest smartly
- Headlines April 12, 2019 Court fines Bengal government for film ban
Want to feature your inspiring story or share an event with the disabled community? Write to:
Newz Hook - Accessible News