Peek Vision are going from strength to strength. This clever group, lead by ophthalmologists, have developed the portable eye examination kit (Peek) which, with the use of an adapter that can convert a smartphone into a piece of equipment that gives high quality images of the back of the eye and the retina. This can help to diagnose cataracts, glaucoma and many other eye diseases, which are ready for treatment.
Not only have they just won the 2014 Icon Award in the Socially Responsible Design of the Year category but it looks as if they are on their way to raising their target of £70,000 over at the crowd funding Indiegogo platform where, as we post, they stand at nearly £53,000.
“This campaign will help us to set up the industrial design and manufacturing process so that we can produce Peek Retina at scale. To create precision tooling will cost in the region of £40,000. The overall cost of set up will be around £150,000. Costs will be finalised once the initial industrial design phase is complete. There will then be a unit cost for each individual adapter produced.We are working with Wideblue a leading manufacturing consultancy, and specialists in innovative optical engineering who will design and build Peek Retina with us.Peek received an award from TED.com and Mazda and we are putting this towards the set up costs.”
The “perks” you can receive in return for your funding include:
- Digital Wallpaper for you desktop, phone tablet or whatever for £10
- One of their adapters (which should fit most smartphones they reckon) for £60 (Eu only). Estimated availability October 2015.
- A large distributor pack (this includes 100 adapters) which will help you get your distribution chain up & running for £5,000.
We’ll leave you with their video