ophthalmology

An affordable self-navigating smart cane

An affordable self-navigating smart cane

The cane incorporaties sensing and way-finding approaches from robotics and self-driving vehicles.

Robotic cane brings navigation assistance to 21st century

Robotic cane brings navigation assistance to 21st century

Robotic cane with 3D camera can accurately guide user to chosen location, avoiding obstacles.

AI screens and diagnoses glaucoma

AI screens and diagnoses glaucoma

Scientists have developed a novel method that uses artificial intelligence to screen for glaucoma.

Robotic scanner automates diagnostic imaging in the eye

Robotic scanner automates diagnostic imaging in the eye

Engineers and ophthalmologists have developed a robotic imaging tool that can automatically detect and scan a patient's eyes for markers of different eye diseases.

Wearable devices can reduce collision risk in blind people

Wearable devices can reduce collision risk in blind people

A wearable computer vision device can reduce collisions for both people who are blind or those who are visually impaired and using a long cane and/or guide dog by 37 percent, compared to using other mobility aids alone.

Nanophotonic optical element slim VR glasses

Nanophotonic optical element slim VR glasses

New optical elements that could revolutionize VR/AR glasses. At its heart is a nanophotonic optical element, which the developers call a metasurface.

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