Woman being examined for oral cancer with OScan device

Stanford University

Team members: Manu Prakash, Dhruv Boddupalli, James Clements

OScan is an affordable screening tool that brings standardized, multi-modal imaging of the oral cavity into the hands of rural health workers around the world, allowing individuals to conduct screening for oral lesions. This inexpensive device mounts on a conventional camera phone and allows for data to be instantly transmitted to dentists and oral surgeons for association of these lesions to diseases of the oral cavity, including oral cancer. With the gradual rise of tobacco consumption in the developing world (70% of world’s tobacco consumption) and piling number of late stage oral cancer patients, OScan provides a means to empower minimally-skilled health workers to connect early stage patients to health care providers and teach communities about the importance of oral hygiene.

Project Site: www.stanford.edu/~manup/Oscan

Winner Badge - Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project

Meet the Winners

  • Eamonn Keogh: Wireless Bug-Sensor team member
  • Agenor Mafra: Wireless Bug-Sensor team member
  • Michalis Faloutsos: Wireless Bug-Sensor team member
  • Shivani Siroya: InSight team member
  • Manu Prakash: OScan team member
  • Dhruv Boddupalli: OScan team member
  • James Clements: OScan team member
Wireless Innovation Project winners’ trophy: colorful basket woven from phone wire
Photo: Bridge for Africa

From Wired to Wireless

The story behind the Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project winners’ trophy


Wireless Innovation Project and the 2012 winning projects