London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

  • When you pull your car up on a quiet street at night, do you park under a street light thinking it will dissuade a thief from breaking into your car? New research challenges that assumption, finding rates of vehicle theft drop when street lights are off.
  • Peek, the app and hardware kit to make eye tests more portable and mobile, has been shown to be as accurate as professional grade equipment. Tests with Peek were carried out with participants in Kenya, who were then re-tested at clinics for comparison.
  • Over the last ten years, a new type of malaria has been on the rise in the forests of Southeast Asia. By using drones to observe the environment from above, researchers are gaining a new perspective on how changes to the terrain may be impacting local wildlife and causing the spread of the disease.
  • A new smartphone-based portable eye examination kit called Peek is aiming to bring hope to people suffering from eye problems who live in remote parts of the world. Besides being portable and easy to use, system makes it possible to perform complex eye tests with no need for expensive equipment.