Retinal imaging device
I worked on this project as a part of my graduation project. We developed a low cost retinal imaging device to enable rural healthcare setups to get access to easier and affordable eye diagnostic devices. This project was a collaboration between Maker's Asylum (a makerspace in Mumbai) and Dr. Rohit Modi (Ophthalmologist).
- Frugal Innovation
- Portability and ease of use
- Cost effective
About the project
The objective was to empower all health workers by providing an easy to use, affordable and accessible retinal imaging device to help detect avoidable blindness.
This project involved understanding in depth about the eye and learning about the various diagnostic procedures and equipment. Analyzing the existing scenario and recognizing the need of affordable retinal imaging was part of the process. Identifying the scope and widespread effects of designing a product which allows easy, stable and affordable imaging were the major drivers that defined the solutions obtained through this project.
Our approach was to fulfill the shortcomings of existing smart-phone imaging devices, and improve the quality of the retinal images.