Smart Phone Doubles Up as an Eye Specialist to Detect Cataract

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 6, 2011 at 8:28 PM Research News
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The Camera Culture group of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an innovative software for the smartphone which is capable of detecting cataract.
 Smart Phone Doubles Up as an Eye Specialist to Detect Cataract
Smart Phone Doubles Up as an Eye Specialist to Detect Cataract


This whole procedure which hardly takes anytime works with a clip-on device and specially developed software. 

 "The new device system basically works as radar for the human eye. Just as beam of weather radar sweeps across the sky to detect clouds, it sweeps a beam of light across the eye to detect the cloudy patches called cataracts," said Ramesh Raskar, head of the Camera Culture group.



Source: Medindia

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