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' PEEK - Portable Eye Examination Kit '

Client: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Brand: PEEK

A new app that turns a smartphone into a mobile eye clinic could prevent hundreds of thousands of people going blind.

An adapted smartphone that can carry out eye tests and diagnose problems with vision is currently being tested in Kenya as a potential tool to revolutionise the prevention of blindness in low-income countries.

The portable eye examination kit, also known as PEEK, consists of a mobile app and clip-on hardware that transforms a smartphone into a tool that can check glasses prescription, diagnose cataracts and even examine the back of the eye for disease - and all at a fraction of the cost of standard equipment currently in use.

Kindred have been involved in the project from an early stage - creating the name, branding and website for the device. 

With around 39 million blind people around the globe, 80% of whom have a condition that could be treated if health workers could reach them with affordable equipment - such as PEEK - this was a project that Kindred was very proud to be involved in and will continue to support.

Visit the PEEK website: 

http://www.peekvision.org/

Watch a demonstration of the Peek kit by the BBC’s Health and Science reporter, James Gallagher: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23576269

Read more about Peek on the BBC website: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22553730

Watch the Peek team discussing the project in the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine video podcast: 

http://vimeo.com/72406373

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