My dad had cataract both in his eyes until last week. It was with him since the past few years. He refused to go to a doctor because of his stubbornness. I have seen his eyesight deteriorate and it was difficult to see him like that. This project is dedicated to him.
What it does
Cataraction is able to compute an image of any individuals eye to determine whether he/she has a cataract. It mimics an examination what an eye doctor does to identify a cataract.
How we built it
We created a Convolution Neural Net (CNN) in Python and Tensorflow to process the input image and predict the possibility of having cataract. We created a website where user can input an image, submit it for processing and get the results of the prediction model.
Challenges we ran into
Integrating NodeJS and Tensorflow was a huge challenge and it took significant time to work on it.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We had a vision and an idea, with in the limited time we were able to give our 110% and materialized the idea into a fully functional product. we might not have won the competition but we prevailed over our limitations
What we learned
we learned the value of starting things early and importance of scheduling
What's next for Cataraction
It would be able to detect more eye diseases, have a mobile app that so it could be accessible for everyone.