While most smartphone apps are focused on providing services for the first world, a new app called Peek is looking to use smartphones to help out people in poor and developing countries. The app uses the camera to scan a patient’s eye for cataracts and other diseases.
Here are the main features of the Peek app:
- Patient record with Geo-tagging
- Visual Acuity
- Visual field testing
- Colour Vision Testing
- Contrast Sensitivity Testing
- Lens imaging for cataract
- Retinal Imaging
- Image grading
Peek, which was developed by the International Center for Eye Health keeps track of patients and sends their info to doctors via e-mail, helping patients who live far away from hospitals and clinics. The app will undoubtedly help out underprivileged people across the globe.