Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

 

Monash students can see new ways to treat serious illnesses.

Monash University medical students Jarrel Seah and Jennifer Tang took home $50,000 after winning the Microsoft Imagine Cup for their Eyenaemia app idea. Eyenaemia is a simple non-invasive and easily accessible tool that uses the camera in your smartphone to screen for anaemia.

Anaemia affects over 2 billion people around the world – over 30 per cent of the world's population. This is usually due to iron deficiency but can be exacerbated by infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS.

Monash-minded students are able to connect with the world through their senses, observe the world and see what is needed. Ideas like this can lead to early detection of disease using simple technology – turning great ideas into reality.

Check out the video on Jarrel and Jennifer's meeting with Bill Gates – med.monash.edu/eyenaemia.

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