10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013

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Amy Sheng, co-founder, CellScope

Sometime soon you may be able to use your iPhone to take a picture of your crying child’s eardrum and zap it to your doctor for a remote diagnosis. But that’s only the beginning, according to Sheng. The mechanical engineer and her team at CellScope are working on a suite of low-cost iPhone accessories to do such things. Not only will the technology be convenient, but it also gives doctors the ability to capture a patient’s visual history over time, she says. In 2013, Sheng says the company will bring its Smart Otoscope and accompanying app to market—currently it’s being used in hospital trials. Ultimately, CellScope aims to build a digital first aid kit for the home.