Project Tide:
A smartphone app that improves the accuracy and impact of healthcare rapid diagnostic tests.

The app can be used for a variety of tests, but our first version will be used for helping diagnose TB

About the Project

Background

Diagnostic test strips are difficult to read by eye
Using a smartphone and image analysis algorithm, we can improve accuracy

The app is designed to assist healthcare workers in resource-poor settings.

The Team

Project Tide consists of a small team with a lot of experience in the digital health sector
Cyan Collier
Founder
Cyan has over 10 years’ experience in digital health, previously founding a digital agency and working on many high-profile industry and research projects across the sector.
Dr Anant Jani
Founder & Scientific Lead
Dr Anant Jani is a scientist by training and an expert on the design and implementation of high value healthcare systems that focus on patient outcomes, Anant is managing the clinical validation of our product.
Matthew Ellen
Founder & Development Lead
A cross-disciplinary software developer specialising in digital signal processing, Matt is developing the key aspects of our underlying technology including calibration, image processing and scoring algorithms.
Dr Ankur Gupta-Wright
Clinical lead
Ankur is a Clinical Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, he is coordinating the collection of clinical data for the validation of our app. He is also undertaking a PhD exploring clinical and immunological risk factors for mortality in HIV-associated TB diagnosed by rapid-diagnostic testing.
Dr Simon R White
Data Science Lead
Simon is a Senior Investigator Statistician at the Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit. Developing statistical methodology to address issues when applying Bayesian longitudinal modelling to applications in cognition and ageing. Simon is designing our data ecosystem and a statistical advisor.
Dr Helen Fletcher
Adviser
Helen is a Senior Lecturer in Immunology and Director of the TB Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr Kenneth Anthony Fleming
Adviser
Dr Fleming is a liver pathologist and has had several leadership positions in academic medicine, including the Dean of Medicine at the University of Oxford. He is passionate about problems of Pathology in LMICs and currently serves as a senior Adviser for Pathology for the Centre for Global Health at the NCI in Washington.
Jacques Kemp
Adviser
Jacques Kemp worked for ING on all continents in various executive positions; including serving as CEO of ING Insurance Asia Pacific. Presently he is sharing his experiences and insights as a board and council member for a wide range of organizations. He also counsels young entrepreneurs and guest-lectures at MBA programs.

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