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NEI funds robotics to help the visually impaired

December 22, 2015

The National Institutes of Health announced it will fund the development of three innovative co-robots, which work cooperatively with people, as part of the National Robotics Initiative.

The goal is to create a hand-worn device using computer vision that identifies an object in the visually impaired user’s environment, determines misalignment between the user’s hand and the object, and then conveys the hand motion needed to grasp it, according to a press release from the National Eye Institute.

NIH funds robot projects aimed at improving quality of life

December 7, 2015
The NIH has announced that it will spend $2.2 million to fund the development of robots that will help the elderly, the young and those with vision impairments…

BLOG: Carotenoid supplements may benefit those at risk for Alzheimer’s

November 5, 2015
I came across an interesting story in the New York Times the other day, seemingly unrelated to the topic of this blog, blue light. The story outlined the results of a…

ODs can help counsel visually impaired patients regarding driving cessation

November 2, 2015
Optometrists play an important role in talking to their patients with vision impairment regarding driving cessation and should involve the patient’s family when…

NEI funds robotics to help the visually impaired

December 22, 2015
The National Institutes of Health announced it will fund the development of three innovative co-robots, which work cooperatively with people, as part…

NIH funds robot projects aimed at improving quality of life

December 7, 2015
The NIH has announced that it will spend $2.2 million to fund the development of robots that will help the elderly, the young and those with vision…

BLOG: Carotenoid supplements may benefit those at risk for Alzheimer’s

November 5, 2015
I came across an interesting story in the New York Times the other day, seemingly unrelated to the topic of this blog, blue light. The story…

ODs can help counsel visually impaired patients regarding driving cessation

November 2, 2015
Optometrists play an important role in talking to their patients with vision impairment regarding driving cessation and should involve the…
In the Journals

Low vision rehab improves visual field in children

October 5, 2015
Researchers concluded that low vision rehabilitation services in children result in significant improvements in visual field regardless of gender…
Perspectives on Glaucoma

Sustained decrease in IOP seen after cataract extraction in eyes without glaucoma

September 28, 2015
Researchers described a 2-year sustained decrease in IOP in nonglaucomatous Asian eyes after cataract extraction, a decrease that also occurred in…
In the Journals

Overall global health improving, years lived with disability rising

August 27, 2015
Around the world, the average life expectancy increased by more than 6 years between 1990 and 2013; however, individuals are spending more years than…

ASCO honors Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr.

August 5, 2015
The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry announced its 2015 Special Recognition Awards during the organization’s annual meeting in…

Vision Impact Institute registers as non-profit

August 4, 2015
The Vision Impact Institute announced several developments following the organization's first advisory board meeting of the year in July.As detailed…

FDA approves device allowing blind people to 'see' with their tongues

July 7, 2015
The FDA granted marketing clearance for a device that can aid in orienting the blind with an intra-oral device, according to a press release issued…
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