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Seeing the World Through Assistive Glasses

July 2, 2015 11:40 am | by Bielefeld University | News | Comments

A new research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University focuses on the development of a mobile adaptive assistance system in the form of intelligent glasses that provide unobtrusive...

Miniature Pump Regulates Internal Ocular Pressure

July 1, 2015 9:07 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Elevated or diminished eye pressure impairs our ability to see, and in the worst cases, can even...

Touch-Based 'Language' Lets Visually Impaired See Colors

June 30, 2015 11:00 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Videos | Comments

A Portuguese designer named Filipa Nogueira Pires has devised a language similar to Braille, in...

How a Newborn Baby Sees the World

June 29, 2015 9:41 am | by University of Oslo | News | Comments

A newborn infant can see its parents' expressions at a distance of 30 cm. For the first time...

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Infographic: The Mobile Health Industry Is Booming

June 25, 2015 9:10 am | by New Jersey Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The use of modern technologies for health-related applications is on the rise. The continued miniaturization of components and reduced manufacturing costs are helping to push mobile health into the mainstream. Indeed, the industry is projected...

MedTech Memoirs: Eyeglasses

June 24, 2015 2:24 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Eyeglasses are considered a functional fashion accessory. I myself am counted among the many who wear corrective eyeglasses, so applaud the inventors every step of the way that made it possible for me to not bump into everything. You are all truly visionaries!

Bionic Eye Improves Vision for Blind Patients

June 24, 2015 10:25 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | News | Comments

The three-year clinical trial results of the retinal implant popularly known as the "bionic eye," have proven the long-term efficacy, safety and reliability of the device that restores vision in those blinded by a rare, degenerative eye disease...

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New Technology Looks into the Eye and Brings Cells into Focus

June 23, 2015 9:12 am | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor, University of Illinois | News | Comments

Eye doctors soon could use computing power to help them see individual cells in the back of a patient’s eye, thanks to imaging technology developed by engineers at the University of Illinois. Such detailed pictures of the cells, blood vessels and...

Big Brother Is Watching You Intubate

June 22, 2015 2:00 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

While exploring the show floor at MD&M East, I was constantly on the lookout for outside-of-the-box, attention-grabbing exhibits. I eventually spotted a mechanical skull with a tube stuck down its throat, and a small display screen on top. So of course, I had to investigate!

Drug-Eluting Contacts Could Help Treat Glaucoma

June 22, 2015 9:13 am | by McMaster University | News | Comments

A McMaster PhD candidate has harnessed a component naturally found in tears to develop a contact lens-based drug delivery system for glaucoma patients. Chemical engineer Myrto Korogiannaki has used hyaluronic acid to help get drugs to the eye...

FDA Allows Marketing of Device That Helps Blind Process Visual Signals Via Their Tongues

June 19, 2015 12:25 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of a new device that when used along with other assistive devices, like a cane or guide dog, can help orient people who are blind by helping them process visual images with their tongues...

Eye’s Motion Detection Sensors Identified

June 17, 2015 3:59 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Driving a car at 40 mph, you see a child dart into the street. You hit the brakes. Disaster averted. But how did your eyes detect that movement? It’s a question that has confounded scientists. Now, studying mice, researchers at Washington...

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Driving Simulator Helps Test Artificial Lens for Cataract Patients

June 15, 2015 12:10 pm | by University of Iowa | News | Comments

A miniature version of the University of Iowa’s advanced driving simulator will participate in a clinical trial later this year to assess a patient’s driving ability after cataract surgery. The trial will help determine if a newly developed...

Fiber-Optic Laser System Allows Seamless Closure of Surgical Incisions

June 4, 2015 9:19 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Some 30,000 years ago, prehistoric man wielded animal bones as needles to suture otherwise lethal wounds. This tactic has been used, and improved upon, over time and remains the basis of surgical procedures conducted today. Even with radical...

Genetic Test Assesses Contact Lens-Related Infections

June 1, 2015 9:49 am | by NYU Langone Medical Center/New York University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Using high-precision genetic tests to differentiate the thousands of bacteria that make up the human microbiome, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center suggest that they have found a possible -- and potentially surprising -- root cause of...

Eye Testing App Shown to Work as Well as Charts for Visual Acuity

May 28, 2015 12:40 pm | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | News | Comments

An app to test eyesight easily and affordably using a smartphone is as accurate as traditional charts, according to a study published today. Peek (the Portable Eye Examination Kit) is a unique smartphone-based system for comprehensive...

Two-Photon Ophthalmoscope for Super-Magnification of Retina

May 22, 2015 10:15 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Imagine an instrument that peers deep inside the eye and sees how well the retina's cells function. Such advanced technology would provide unprecedented options for early detection of disease -- not only of the eye, but other organs as well...

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'Hydrogels' Help Stem Cells Restore Eyesight and Heal Brains

May 14, 2015 4:11 pm | by University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | News | Comments

Toronto scientists and engineers have made a breakthrough in cell transplantation using a gel-like biomaterial that keeps cells alive and helps them integrate better into tissue. In two early lab trials, this has already shown to partially...

High-Tech Lab Opens Up the Senses

May 11, 2015 10:48 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A new-concept hub designed to tackle the research challenges of the internet age will open at Monash University this week. Connecting information technology and engineering to creative and business expertise, sensiLab will hothouse researchers...

Improved Visual Performance in Microchip Eye Implants

May 11, 2015 9:56 am | by Austrian Science Fund (FWF) | News | Comments

To date, chip-based retinal implants have only permitted a rudimentary restoration of vision. However, modifying the electrical signals emitted by the implants could change that. This is the conclusion of the initial published findings of a project...

Facial Recognition 'Smart' Cane for the Blind

May 8, 2015 9:37 am | by Birmingham City University | News | Comments

A revolutionary ‘smart’ cane enabling the visually impaired to instantly identify friends and family could be available soon, thanks to students at Birmingham City University. The ‘XploR’ mobility cane, being developed by ICT students...

Implant May Eliminate Need for Eye Drops After Cataract Surgery

May 7, 2015 3:32 pm | by Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a drug-releasing implant that controls pain and inflammation, eliminating the need for eye drops following cataract surgery. The research is being presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in...

5 Projects Looking to Restore Vision to the Blind

May 4, 2015 9:03 am | by NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI) | News | Comments

Five bold projects will develop new technology to noninvasively image cells of the eye in unprecedented detail. The National Eye Institute (NEI) announced the awards as part of its Audacious Goals Initiative. NEI has committed $3.8 million...

New Computer-Based Vision Screening Test for Young Children

April 28, 2015 10:53 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Many eye disorders in young children are asymptomatic and may remain undetected without testing. Since effective treatments are available for many of those conditions, early identification and intervention are critical to prevent potentially...

Retinal Implant Could Restore Functional Sight

April 27, 2015 1:31 pm | by Stanford University | News | Comments

A team led by Stanford University researchers has developed a wireless retinal implant that they say could restore vision five times better than existing devices. Results in rat studies suggest it could provide functional vision to patients...

Might Consumer and MedTech Collaborations Win the Day?

April 23, 2015 2:31 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

While the traditional medical device OEMs are still focused on improving technologies and making healthcare devices more effective and efficient, they seem to be mired in a world of incremental innovation. Meanwhile, grabbing headlines and...

The App to Help End Cataract Blindness

April 22, 2015 3:44 pm | by HelpMeSee | News | Comments

HelpMeSee, a global campaign to eliminate cataract blindness, has successfully tested a pre-release version of its GIS-GPS app for community mobilization. The mobile app, currently for use on Android devices, will allow community health workers...

Non-Invasive OCT May Improve Management of Leading Causes of Blindness

April 21, 2015 9:44 am | by Oregon Health & Science University | News | Comments

Research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) demonstrates that technology invented by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Casey Eye Institute can improve the clinical management of the...

FDA Approves First-of-Its-Kind Corneal Implant

April 21, 2015 9:22 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the KAMRA inlay, a device implanted in the cornea of one eye (the clear, front surface) to improve near vision in certain patients with presbyopia. It is the first implantable device for...

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