Eye Spy: SocialEyes Uses Deep Learning to Spot Serious Eye Problems

Nicholas Bedworth sees a solution to a major healthcare problem – sight loss caused by chronic diseases – through the eyes of those who need help most. As the founder of SocialEyes, Bedworth is working with an international team of scientists, physicians and engineers to develop apps that deliver healthcare at scale in places where doctors are scarce. The first, MARVIN (for mobile autonomous retinal evaluation) – which runs on GPU-powered Android tablets – helps community health workers manage eye problems caused by diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease close to home. Untreated, these lead to a host of debilitating problems, including blindness. People waiting to be assessed at Kabilash VDC’s Eye Camp in Nuwakot, Nepal “In rural Nepal, if someone isn’t bleeding, they often won’t go to get help,” Bedworth…


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