Kavya Kopparapu, 16, invented an app and lens to diagnose the leading cause of preventable blindness
- A teenager managed to develop an app that can help diagnose a diabetes-related condition affecting her grandfather.
Kopparapu’s grandfather lives in India, where there aren’t enough
ophthalmologists to help diagnose all of those who could be affected by
- DR is the world’s leading cause of vision loss in
people age 20 to 65, according to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, which estimated that 50% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed.
in the absence of proper doctors, “computers could be used in their
place,” Kopparapu, 16, said in a TEDx talk on artificial intelligence.
- Alongside her brother and another classmate, she invented Eyeagnosis, a
smartphone app that can photograph patients’ eyes and match them to a
database of 34,000 retinal scans collected from the National Institute
of Health. Read more (8/8/17)