Digital camera, mp3 player and GPS are just a few examples of objects we have already exchanged for apps. The next step was to be expected to be apps to replace more sophisticated equipment.
Peek Vision is being developed accordingly. The app allows doctors anywhere in the world to perform complete eye examinations on their patients. To do this, just have a smartphone at hand.
Developed by the International Center for Eye Health, a London-based research group, Peek Vision leverages existing smartphone features - such as camera and flash light - to enable inexpensive, portable healthcare. Through the app you can check patients' ability to see colors and make short and long vision tests, as well as detect the presence of cataracts and other eye diseases.
Developers are currently testing to ensure that Peek Vision is accurate enough for professional diagnostics. Therefore, the release date and price have not yet been announced. But, of course, this innovation will greatly help in health care in more remote and service-deprived areas.
For more information, visit the project website.