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The Peek Story: celebrating the launch of Peek Retina

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Peek held a special event to celebrate the official launch of Peek Retina and to thank the many supporters who have helped us reach this important point.

Around 200 guests from all over the world attended The Peek social impact story: how technology and knowledge is increasing access to eye care.

The event was held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine last week and included a talk by Peek co-founder and CEO Dr Andrew Bastawrous. He described how the ideas first formed, the journey so far and next steps involving funding and partnerships to enable Peek to make significant impact on avoidable blindness on a large scale.

Opening the evening, Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, which is one of our key partners, pointed to the importance of collaboration with a new generation of research and innovation – which Peek epitomises – to tackle health challenges.

He also joined the panel chaired by Tim Carter (Chief Impact Officer @ Peek) for a lively expert panel discussion, along with Martin Frost, CEO of Cambridge Medical Robotics (his previous company led the development and role out of M-Pesa) and Dr Astrid Bonfield, Chief Executive of Peek funder The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.Peek’s newly-developed smartphone camera adapter, Peek Retina, was made possible by the contribution of a huge number of individuals and organisations to take the idea of a phone-based ophthalmoscope through the challenges of design and manufacture of Peek’s first hardware product which will increase access to eye examination and care.

This included backers of the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and some of the biggest individual Gold supporters were presented with a special thank you Peek Retina pack during the event (pictured above).

Press Release: New Peek Retina smartphone adapter launches

Video of the Peek Story presentation