Mario Ettore Giardini

Lecturer in Digital Health
University of Strathclyde

Peek, the Portable Eye Examination Kit

Mario will present Peek, the Portable Eye Examination Kit, for which he leads the hardware design. There are 39 million blind people in the world, and 80% of these cases are avoidable. Peek is a toolkit that harnesses the capabilities of smartphones for testing eyes in any situation, from surgeries to patients’ homes. It consists of a smartphone app and a low-cost clip-on adapter, which allow to perform eye examinations in even the remotest of settings. It is easy to use, affordable and portable, empowering health workers to screen for eye diseases, and to simplify managing and monitoring treatment of patients, anywhere in the world.

Mario Ettore Giardini has a background in electronic engineering, and has been working for the last 20 years on biomedical instrumentation and technology, as Research Scientist at the Italian National Institute for Physics of Matter, as Director of R&D for a leading European microscope manufacturer, and currently as Lecturer in Digital Health at the University of Strathclyde, in Scotland, where he develops technologies, devices and instruments for global healthcare, for field and point-of-care medicine and for medical robotics. Devices deriving from his research are sold worldwide.

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