“This week on Microsoft Health Tech Today we report on some amazing work by graduate students at UC Davis. Wilson To and his colleagues have come up with a smartphone app that helps medical workers in the field diagnose malaria. And, this isn’t the first time on our show that we’ve profiled these brilliant young scientists and engineers.
We first met Wilson To last season on Health Tech Today. Wilson and his team from UC Davis had been named as one of two winners in the U.S. Imagine Cup competition for software design sponsored by Microsoft. The Imagine Cup is a world competition that challenges students to design innovative tech solutions for some of the world’s biggest problems. Wilson told us about his team’s award winning idea called Mobilife. Using a smartphone they were able to take photographs of the conjunctiva (white portion) of an individual’s eyes.”
Bill Crounse, Healthblog, 13 June 2011