The smartphone captured images, and the Galaxy device used artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse images for ophthalmic diseases. | Photo Credit: Samsung says the recycling initiative diverts e-waste from landfills to units making medical devices for underserved communities (Subscribe to our Today’s Cache newsletter for a quick snapshot of top 5 tech stories. Click here to subscribe for free.) Samsung Electronics is recycling its old Galaxy smartphones into healthcare equipment for people underserved people in India, Morocco, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea. Old phones will be remodelled as eyecare equipment to screen patients with eye diseases, the company said in a statement. When the South Korea handset maker introduced the recycling programme in 2017, it made a handheld camera to enable diagnosis of an internal organ. The smartphone captured images, and the Galaxy device used artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse images for ophthalmic diseases. It then connects to an app that evaluates patient’s data to suggest treatment, Samsung noted. Samsung says the recycling initiative diverts e-waste from landfills to units making medical devices for underserved communities. Also Read | Turning 3D waste into vehicle parts “People around the globe face barriers to accessing fundamental health care, and we saw […]

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