The project 'Excelscope: Smart Malaria Diagnostics for Low Resource Settings' won the Medical Delta Young Talent Award 2017 on Tuesday 27 June. The team includes DFI graduate Julia Stoevelaar of the faculty of IDE.

Excelscope is a design to help medical staff in remote areas in Africa to make correct diagnoses, in this case of malaria disease. Excelscope is a low-cost device that uses the abilities of a smartphone to operate as a smart microscope. It is designed to be locally produced and repaired with no electronic components. The images captured by the device are processed by artificial intelligence which enables healthcare staff to provide a reliable diagnosis, either remotely or in person.

According to the jury, Excelscope had the best combination of idea, product, strategy and pitch. The plan as a whole was well overthought.

The team receives a price of € 750 and is invited to the Discovery Day for starting entrepreneurs, organised by Yes! Delft and the Metropolitan region Rotterdam-The Hague.

For more information about Excelscope, please contact assistant professor J.C. Diehl van de faculteit IO.