Oz med students wow Bill Gates

Two Australian medical students who invented a new app that screens for anaemia using selfies have won a global innovation prize from computer giant Microsoft.

Called Eyenemia, the device requires the patient to pull back their eyelid and take an image with their smartphone.

The app then assesses the colour of the eye against a colour card before making a prediction of the patient's risk of anaemia.

Monash University medical students Jennifer Tang and Jarrel Seah's (pictured below) invention won the Microsoft Imagine Cup, scoring them $50,000 in prize money and a meeting with the company's founder Bill Gates.

The students said they will seek TGA approval for two versions of the app — one for