Millions of people worldwide suffer from incurable and debilitating vision loss due to eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, and glaucoma. These diseases affect about 17 million people in
“As an ophthalmologist, I see patients with severe vision disorders every day. Unfortunately, other than eye vitamins or basic magnifying devices, there is very little we can do or offer them today to help,” stated Cross. “With the VUE, we finally have something that can really help these patients see again and resume a variety of daily activities. This is a major medical advancement for vision care, comparable to the development of Lasik surgery, microvascular retinal surgery, and lens implants in terms of potential impact.”
The VUE prototype includes a head-mounted display, which utilizes the Oculus Rift, as well as controller components that are housed in a shoulder bag. In field tests of the VUE, patients have shown significant improvement in their visual acuity and ability to read standard print material. The VUE is configurable to a patient’s specific diagnosis, as well as to particular activities (e.g., reading or watching TV), to deliver the best possible visual experience for a variety of every-day activities.
The next version of the VUE, for which the company is currently seeking funding, will have smaller, more integrated cameras, and will feature longer battery life, configuration switches, and more streamlined cabling. This will be a limited production release to allow for additional patient tests and to provide input into the company’s planned high-volume production release, which will feature a more streamlined and ergonomic design, as well as voice control.
“Our goal and hope is that eventually the VUE will be covered by medical insurance,” said
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