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Aulus Mobile (200)


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Eradicate Cataract through speedy detection on your phone, eliminating the need for any trained clinician for detection. its cheap, self diagnostic, portable and accurate. At the MIT Global Challenge:

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Aulus Mobile (200)

  1. 1. Aulus Cornelius Celsus – Discovered cataract in 29 AD <ul><li>Key facts: </li></ul><ul><li>As per the WHO report, over 20 million people worldwide suffer from blindness </li></ul><ul><li>induced due to cataract. India alone has 32% of cataract blindness cases. </li></ul><ul><li>With only one ophthalmologist per million people in Africa and a slightly better ratio of </li></ul><ul><li>1 / 100,000 for India, majority of Cataracts go undetected leading to avoidable blindness. </li></ul><ul><li>Tremendous loss in productivity in the developing countries, with estimated losses </li></ul><ul><li>ranging from USD 88.74 to USD 133 billion. </li></ul>* Number of blind X 1000 <ul><li>Need: </li></ul><ul><li>India: Only 10,000 ophthalmologists Slow Detection Delayed </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment More Cases of Blindness </li></ul><ul><li>Remove dependency on specialists, Enable self diagnosis using Aulus </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile and reach large number of patients. Extremely portable also. </li></ul><ul><li>Eradicate Diagnosis Lead time (usually 20 mins), Detect Early through Aulus </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile (within a minute), Treat/Operate Faster, Save Vision. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Our Technology <ul><li>Developed @ MIT’s Media Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Clip-on device, attaches to smart-phones </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>No moving parts </li></ul><ul><li>Product belongs to the proven brand Netra ( </li></ul><ul><li>Detects & measures cataracts, macular degeneration. </li></ul>Easy to use + mobile + inexpensive = Disruptive Technology Clip-on device Patented Interactive Software Patented Aulus Mobile in India Competition Feature Comparison
  3. 3. The Aulus Impact “ Cell phones have reached remote villages in Asia, Latin America and Africa, making them ideal diagnostic devices. Since it is portable, we can send with the technicians to the villages and prescribe people there”. Dr. Balasubramanian, Director of research, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute in India. Some Shocking Facts about Blindness in India <ul><li>3 million blind out of a world total of 8 million are from India </li></ul><ul><li>Cataract Accounts for 40% of these blindness cases in India </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the cataract cases (~70%) are in rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>On an average the detection of cataracts takes 4-6 months </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately 30% of these patients eventually become blind </li></ul>Why Aulus Mobile is the need of the hour? <ul><li>Cuts Cataract detection time to less than 1 minute </li></ul><ul><li>Enables rural masses to detect cataracts early </li></ul><ul><li>Reports severe cases to ophthalmologists early via self diagnosis </li></ul><ul><li>Enables early treatment through LVPEI by detecting cataracts on the field and tying up with doctors within LVPEI to treat/operate these cases within the rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Helps avert cataract blindness and hence of immense service to the Indian rural community </li></ul><ul><li>A portable device is required to be carried in the rural areas (<300g). Nearest competitor is 10kg. </li></ul><ul><li>Internationally acclaimed eye health organization </li></ul><ul><li>Till date, provided outpatient services to over 2 million people and surgical care to over 250,000 patients - almost 50 percent of them receiving services free of charge </li></ul><ul><li>WHO accredited Center </li></ul><ul><li>Operations in Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam and Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh) and Bhubaneswar (Orissa) </li></ul><ul><li>Experience in Serving Rural India </li></ul>