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UNSW Optometry Receives Grant

Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have received funding for seven industry-led projects in the latest round of the federal government’s Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) program. A project developing AI capabilities to improve optometry accuracy for patient diagnoses and referrals has been awarded over AU$2.98 million.

The system will combine an optometrist’s expertise with AI capabilities that analyse patient eye health data to achieve high-level accuracy for diagnosis and referrals

The project is led by global technology company Big Picture Medical, in collaboration with UNSW Science Scientia Professor Fiona Stapleton and Professor Michael Kalloniatis, Director of the Centre for Eye Health (CFEH), which is a joint initiative of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and UNSW.

The system will combine an optometrist’s expertise with AI capabilities that analyse patient eye health data to achieve high-level accuracy for diagnosis and referrals.

Funding was also awarded to UNSW Science Scientia Prof Veena Sahajwalla, UNSW Engineering Professor Guan Yeoh, UNSW Science Scientia Professor Sven Rogge, UNSW Science A/Prof Suzanne Neville, UNSW Engineering Dr Binghao Li and UNSW Engineering Associate Professor Yansong Shen for their respective involvement in research regarding recycled waste plastics, solar technology, silicon products, wireless technology and cobalt production.

Professor Emma Johnston, UNSW Dean of Science, said, “It’s very exciting to see so many of our researchers using their skills to solve industry problems. Developing strong relationships with industry and community partners is essential in translating our research into positive outcomes for society.”