Samsung Launches Fundus Camera That Uses Older Galaxy Smartphones to Diagnose Eye Diseases

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Samsung’s Eyelike handheld fundus camera uses AI algorithm on older Galaxy phones to analyse and diagnose patients for ophthalmic diseases.

Samsung Launches Fundus Camera That Uses Older Galaxy Smartphones to Diagnose Eye Diseases

Samsung on Wednesday presented a gadget considered the Eyelike fundus camera that is intended to change more established Galaxy cell phones into ophthalmic gear that can help analyze eye sicknesses. The new gadget is created under the Galaxy Upcycling program that expects to repurpose more established Galaxy cell phones into clinical determination cameras. Samsung likewise extended its Galaxy Upcycling system to India just as Vietnam, Morocco, and Papua New Guinea. The program was presented in South Korea back in 2017 to use more seasoned telephones.

The Eyelike handheld fundus camera associates with a focal point connection and utilizations a man-made reasoning (AI) calculation on more seasoned Samsung Galaxy cell phones to examine and analyze the pictures for ophthalmic sicknesses. It associates with an application to catch patient information and recommend a treatment routine.

Since the fundus camera utilizes a current Galaxy cell phone as its mind for screening patients, it is promoted to help offer findings for a portion of the expense of business instruments.

Samsung claims that the fundus camera can evaluate patients for conditions that may prompt visual impairment, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. The organization has worked with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and Yonsei University Health System (YUHS) in Korea to build up the gadget under its Galaxy Upcycling program. Also, Samsung R&D Institute India-Bangalore (SRI-B) added to building the product for the fundus camera.

“The mix of utilizing different optical advances and man-made consciousness, combined with camera execution of a Galaxy cell phone, made a reasonable clinical gadget that was similarly just about as skilled as a fundus camera utilized by clinical experts. This settled a medical problem, yet a developing ecological worry also,” said Dr. Sangchul Yoon of Yonsei University Health System, in a readied articulation.

The Eyelike fundus camera was first displayed at Samsung Developer Conference in 2019. It was prototyped in Vietnam in 2018 and from that point forward, the gadget is professed to have profited in excess of 19,000 inhabitants. In 2019, Samsung provided 90 compact ophthalmoscopes to wellbeing experts working in far off districts of the country.

Notwithstanding Vietnam, Samsung is growing the Galaxy Upcycling project to India, Morocco, and Papua New Guinea. The organization is additionally widening the abilities of the clinical camera advancement to new screening zones, including utilizing upcycled Galaxy gadgets to make cell phone based versatile colposcopes to evaluate for cervical disease and improve ladies’ openness to quality medical care.

“This program exemplifies Samsung’s conviction that innovation can enhance individuals’ lives and help us construct a more impartial and practical future for all,” said Sung-Koo Kim, Vice President, Sustainability Management Office, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.

The Galaxy Upcycling program is a piece of Samsung’s obligation to help the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The organization likewise in January brought the Galaxy Upcycling at Home that is intended to make more established telephones reusable as associated gadgets.

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