Born deaf in one ear and blind in one eye, Chelsea Elliot took on the moniker ‘half Helen’ after learning about the life and achievements of Helen Keller in the fourth grade. Although diagnosed at a young age through her school’s screening programs, her symptoms weren’t caught early enough to save any part of her vision or hearing. This childhood experience inspired Chelsea to found half Helen, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the most effective and efficient preventive vision and hearing screenings to children in Hawaii and Texas, with the eventual goal of serving the entire nation. While the organization was already using the advanced SPOT camera and audiometers for their testing, Chelsea was looking for a way to increase the efficiency and accuracy of the screening results to save screeners valuable time logging results and making them available to parents of the students.
The solution? A data management app that improved screening times and screening result management for a more efficient process for nurses and students/parents alike.