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2011-2012 Team
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Project Title
Design Challenge
According to the World Health Organization, 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired, the overwhelming majority of which reside in developing countries. Half of these cases are due to uncorrected refractive error, which could be corrected if proper optometric equipment were available. The other half are the result of ocular pathologies such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, which could be diagnosed and monitored if a means of proper retinal imaging was available. Current eye diagnostic systems are expensive, immobile, and require a trained technician for operation. Because of this, proper ocular healthcare is reserved almost exclusively for developed countries. MobileVision aims to defy this paradigm by creating a novel system for ocular health diagnostics.
Design Summary
Our aim is to engineer a two-part vision screening system capable of performing basic optometric measurements and capturing wide-field retinal images. By using a modular optical front-end and leveraging the computational power of a smartphone, this device will be extensible, portable, and cost-effective.
Rice ECE
  • Bioengineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Ashu Sabharwal
Faculty Advisor 2 - Name
Ashok Veeraraghavan

Team Members

Award(s) and Recognition
Best Presentation picked by ECE Junior class.
Best Undergraduate Demo at ECE Corporate Affiliate's Day.
TI Award at Rice Research Symposium.
1st place in Engineering and 2nd place in Sustainability at Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium.
TI Vide

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