11-year-old girl develops AI-based app that detects eye diseases. Her LinkedIn post is viral
Do you remember the 9-year-old girl named Hana Rafeeq who became the youngest iOS developer by creating an app? Well, she garnered heaps of praise from Apple CEO Tim Cook as well. Now, her sister named Leena Rafeeq is also making headlines. For what, you ask? Well, the Dubai-based Indian girl developed an AI-based app to detect eye diseases and conditions at just age 11. Yes, you read that right.
Leena, who is a self-taught coder, developed an AI-based app called Ogler Eyescan. She developed this app at the age of 10. The mobile app is capable of detecting various eye diseases and conditions through a unique scanning process.
Ogler utilizes trained models to diagnose potential eye diseases or conditions such as Arcus, Melanoma, Pterygium and Cataract.
"Exciting news! I am thrilled to announce the submission of my new Artificially Intelligent mobile app, named Ogler EyeScan. I created this Ai App at the age of 10. Ogler is capable of detecting various eye diseases and conditions through a unique scanning process with your iPhone. Using advanced computer vision, and machine learning algorithms, Ogler can analyze various parameters such as light and color intensity, distance, and look-up points to locate the eyes within the frame range. It also identifies any light burst issues and if the eyes are positioned exactly inside the scanner frame," Leena captioned her post.
"Once the scan quality is assured, the app utilizes trained models to diagnose potential eye diseases or conditions such as Arcus, Melanoma, Pterygium, and Cataract. This App was developed natively with SwiftUI without any third-party libraries or packages, and it took me six months of research and development to bring this innovative app to life," reads an excerpt from the caption.
Leena's post quickly started doing the rounds of the internet and social media users showered her with praise in the comments section.
"Well done. Wishing greater success ahead," a user wrote.
Another user commented, "Very good Leena...keep up the good work!"