eyeMITRA: Feature Revealing Computational Retinal Imaging and Predictive Analysis

Team: Ramesh Raskar with Amy Canham, Everett Lawson, and Karin Roesch

Early detection of diabetic retinopathy allows treatment that can prevent blindness. The high cost of retinal imaging devices and the expertise required to use them makes early detection unavailable to millions around the world. The eyeMITRA technology being developed by this project will bring retinal exams into the realm of routine care at a fraction of the current cost. (Renewal from Fall 2012 grant round).

Videos:

Ramesh Raskar at TEDMED 2013: How do we look at the future of health with both eyes?

After his TEDMED presentation, Megagadget caught up with Ramesh and fellow researcher, Everett Lawson, to further discuss their light-based technology.

Articles:

Wired UK: http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2012/11/start/inventing-a-new-field-in-vision

The Economist: http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21654012-new-machine-can-look-eye-signs-ill-health-retina-selfie

Awards:

2014 Wireless Innovation Project Winner: https://vodafone-us.com/wireless-innovation-project/current-competition/2014-winners/eyeMITRA/