Navigation Links
New iPhone app keeps eyesight from deteriorating
Date:11/1/2011

Deteriorating eyesight, which leads to the use of reading glasses, is a natural part of the aging process. But a new iPhone application developed by researchers at Tel Aviv University could keep your vision sharp for years longer, beyond the age where glasses are usually needed.

The application is called "GlassesOff." According to Prof. Uri Polat from TAU's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the co-founder of Ucansi, the company that designed the software, the application is designed to "use the brain itself as glasses." Prof. Polat's team described the technology at the meeting of the Entertainment Software and Cognitive Neurotherapeutics Society in San Francisco.

When we reach middle age, the lenses in our eyes become less supple, making it more difficult to focus on objects that are close to us which necessitates the use of reading glasses. The application trains the brain to translate blurry images into clear ones. In the application, groups of blurry lines called Gabor patches appear at several points across the screen, and the user must identify when one appears in the center. In trials, users with an average age of 51 were able to read two lines lower on an eye-test chart after 40 uses of the application.


'/>"/>

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers transform iPhone into high-quality medical imaging device
2. Carnegie Mellon develops iPhone app that predicts when bus will arrive
3. New application for iPhone may support monitoring and research on Parkinsons disease
4. IASLC launches Staging Atlas in Thoracic Oncology for iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry
5. Cell Press puts quality at your fingertips: Announcing the new Cell Press iPhone app -- Cell Alerts
6. iCycleBeads: New iPhone application for planning and avoiding pregnancy
7. University launches iPhone app to access HIV drug expertise
8. New iPhone app, MedWatcher, to support real-time drug safety surveillance
9. Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia creates free clinical info app for iPhone and iPod Touch
10. Apps For All Releases New iPhone/iPad Trend Setting App – Mood Lifters
11. Trikz Streetball Basketball iTunes App Promotion: Only $.99 to Unlock All Content for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Leadership of ... today announced the organization has earned its ISO 13485 certification, indicating the company’s ... with all rules and policies associated with ISO quality standard 13485. , ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... The Lung Institute has partnered ... cessation class starting June 6 at their clinic in downtown Tampa. The class is ... the Lung Institute has created a free downloadable 4 Week Smoking Cessation Guide ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... offering campers a multitude of activities from daily practices, arts & crafts, discussions, ... Camp Directors Amber East-D’Anna and Christy Evans have combined backgrounds in kids’ yoga, ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... The MIAMI Institute for Age ... speaker Dr. Adonis Maiquez MD, ABAARM. Dr. Adonis , Wellness Physician of the ... a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine. , He also heads up FITTLab, ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Power Systems, a leading developer and supplier ... Course in Stoughton, Massachusetts. The course was led by Power Systems’ Education Coordinator, ... interactive course to qualify participants as certified PowerWave trainers. , PowerWave is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... India , May 25, 2016 ... Animation Market by Type (3D, 2D, 4D), by Therapeutic ... Education), by End User (Medical Device Manufacturers, Hospitals/ Clinics) ... studies the global Medical Animation Market for the forecast ... to reach USD 301.3 Million by 2021 from USD ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016  According to Kalorama Information, the world ... 2015.  Though these are challenging times in the ... success for companies that remain optimistic and seek ... growth prospects medical device companies spend a higher ... (R&D) than do companies in other industries.  Also, ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 Digital ... issuance to it by the US Patent and ... company,s technology includes proprietary processes for electronic opt-­in ... health and wellness programs, HIPAA compliance and otherwise. ... "Our technology allows ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: