Whilst 4.7 million people - in the UK alone - suffer from diabetes, there are a further 900,000 people with diabetes that haven't been diagnosed and 17 million who are very likely to go on to develop full diabetes within 10 years.
Alzheimer's Disease Screening
Similar to the diabetes diagnosis device, Occuity are also currently in the design phase of a device that can screen for Alzheimer's disease. In a similar manner in which the diabetes screening device is able to screen for fluorescing of AGE's in the eye, the Alzheimer's device will be screening instead for marker plaques within the lens allowing for much earlier diagnosis of the disease and subsequent treatment options.
Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Screening
Occuity is in the process of developing a non-contact handheld device that is capable of screening for the AGE's that build up in the eye over time. Coupled with machine learning techniques, the readings from this device will aim to give a diagnosis of whether the subject is non-diabetic, pre-diabetic or diabetic. Importantly, the device will be able to be used in a non-clinical environment making it ideal for use in pharmacies or even domiciliary environments such as care homes.