Aug 5, 2021

Huawei and Plano utilise technology to tackle myopia problem

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Huawei has aligned with health technology company PIano to support its forward-thinking ecosystem and tackle the global problem of myopia

Chinese multinational technology company Huawei has aligned with health technology company Plano to tackle the global problem of myopia.

Through this partnership, Huawei and Plano will provide Huawei users with easy-to-use innovative and science-based technological solutions. These solutions will help keep children and families safe, focusing on tackling the eye condition myopia.

Myopia is one of the most common health problems in the world. Affecting 1 in 3 people globally, myopia is highest in East and Southeast Asian countries and regions. In Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan myopia affects 80-90% of teenagers and young adults.

Plano’s application helps encourage behaviour that protects against myopia. The app is now available on the Huawei AppGallery and Huawei wearables.

Welcoming the alignment with Huawei, Plano's Founding Managing Director, Associate Professor Mohamed Dirani said: "We are humbled by this partnership. We are excited to be part of Huawei's forward-thinking ecosystem, with our app now available on its AppGallery and its new HUAWEI WATCH 3. This is an outstanding start to our partnership. We are eager to continue our work with the fast-moving and friendly team at Huawei to help tackle the global problem of myopia."

Using technology to track and improve health

Huawei has developed an intelligent ecosystem to provide its customers with a digital experience that can be managed by a smart device. Aligning with the companies goal to create a world where everything works together seamlessly and intelligently, Huawei wants to make partnerships with local and international companies to enrich its ecosystem with a diverse suite of smart products and services.

This partnership with Plano aligns with this goal and its application will be part of all facets of Huawei’s architecture.

Sun Pei Yuan, Head of Huawei Ecosystem Development Singapore said, "We are thrilled to partner Huawei's smart ecosystem with Plano's innovative solutions against myopia. Our collaboration marks an important milestone that addresses the needs of consumers who are increasingly using technology to track, manage, and improve their health and wellness for better living. Huawei is committed to providing consumers with a holistic digital experience and this will be the first of many more such partnerships to come."

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Launched in late 2017, Plano’s science-based applications include the Plano application, the online eye health booking system, planoEyecheck, and its global eye health education-based website.

Already patented in Singapore and Japan, Plano’s application has been adopted by more than 500,000 parents. With its work in health technology, Plano is already considered a global leader in the fight against myopia through its education and awareness programs, technology solutions and AI capabilities.

Just last year the company was named the World’s Most Innovative Healthtech Startup

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