Edmund Optics announced that Shahid Haider has received the 2014 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award for his work in developing a handheld imager that eases diabetes monitoring in children. The system uses filter assemblies, corrective optics and manipulating optics to simultaneously capture multiple polarization states of the eye to infer a patient’s blood glucose concentration. The award honors the contributions made by Norman Edmund to advance the science of optics. The recipient of the award is selected from among the 45 global finalists for the Edmund Optics’ 2014 Education Awards. Haider, who is a graduate student at the University of Waterloo in Canada, will receive $5000 in products to further his research.