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He’s developed a camera that can see around corners and a smartphone attachment that tests your eyesight; now Ramesh Raskar wants to monitor the health of your whole body by taking pictures of your retina.

“Your eyes are a window into your health,” Raskar, associate professor of Media Arts and Sciences and director of the Camera Culture group at the MIT Media Lab, recently told a TED audience.

In October Raskar unveiled the first prototype of EyeMITRA, a mobile retinal imaging and analysis solution that reduces the cost of such tests tenfold. One of the conditions the technology is designed to detect is diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of adult blindness.

EyeMITRA is one of 11 finalists for the $2.25M Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE prize, to be awarded on November 10.

Learn more about EyeMITRA on BetaBoston.

Previously on Continuum: Eye Tests Via Smartphone.

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  1. Can you use your camera to follow prteins such as nitrogenase or photosynthetic reaction centers in action on “single glass” laser light microscopes on cold stage.?

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