Updated on October 12, 2020


Created on October 12, 2020


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A machine learning malarial retinopathy diagnostic tool, consisting of a 3D printed camera attachment and a mobile-powered application.

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Product Description

Cipher is a malarial retinopathy diagnostic tool with manufacturing headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. The product is designed and manufactured by MicroFuse Technologies and aims to diagnose the disease with at least 90% accuracy.

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Distributors / Implementing Organizations

The manufacturer distributes the product.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The hardware component for this product is manufactured in Lagos, Nigeria. The accompanying application is deployed and available for most smartphone operating systems.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent Protected

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product directly from the manufacturer.

Distributions to Date Status

As of 2020, there are 20 implementations of this product with a further 700 potential customers.

Design Specifications

Cipher is a mobile application with data input through images captured through smartphone camera devices with a provided camera attachment. The images are processed through the artificial intelligence system built using the DarkNet YOLO Machine Learning Algorithm for Deep Learning, to determine the diagnosis of malarial retinopathy. The mobile application provides diagnosis and recommended next steps for the patient.

Technical Support

Technical support is provided in the user manual, with further support available by contacting the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

Replacement components for the camera attachment are available from the manufacturer.



Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The manufacturer quotes the following performance targets: level of accuracy (<90%), efficiency, speed of diagnosis, ease of use, non-invasive.

Vetted Performance Status



No known safety hazards related to this product.

Complementary Technical Systems

The mobile application provides diagnosis as well as the next steps following results.

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Compliance with regulations

Standards ISO13485:1996, ISO13488:1996, ISO 14971

Other Information

Cipher was a product entered in the ASME iSHOW Kenya 2020.

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