Original article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferhicks/2017/09/20/using-virtual-and-augmented-reality-in-medical-diagnosis-treatment-and-therapy/#21545cb5c4bc
History of NuEyes
Mark Greget, the co-founder and CEO of NuEyes, has positively impacted the world of low vision by creating augmented reality smartglasses for those with visual impairments. A prototype was created in 2013 based on the technology he worked with in the US Navy. From there NuEyes partnered with ODG (Osterhout Design Group) to form the R-7 platform with $1.2 million invested by angel investors. Now a major national insurance carrier is covering up to 50% of the cost for the glasses, making it more affordable.
- Mark Greget created NuEyes augmented reality smartglasses
- Nueyes partnered with ODG to design the R-7 platform glasses
- Insurance is covering 50% of NuEyes Smartglasses
NuEyes Changing lives
Felix, a nine-year-old boy, is legally blind due to a rare disease called Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome. Before NuEyes Smartglasses he could only see spots of color and couldn’t make out facial expressions. Now NuEyes Smartglasses brings the outside world into focus for Felix. He can see his classmate’s faces and the blackboard in his classroom, learning at a faster rate now than ever.
- Felix is legally blind
- Felix could only see blobs of color
- NuEyes allows Felix to see in the classroom
NuEyes in Medical Diagnosis, Treatment, and Therapy
Healthcare is changing with advances in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and artificial intelligence (AI). According to a 2017 global healthcare sector by Deloitte the technology bringing more value for less in healthcare is augmented reality (AI) and virtual reality (VR).
Bill McDermott, SAP CEO, at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2017 made it clear that personalized medicine through technology will be the future of the healthcare industry, moving it from an analog experience to a digital one.
Companies like NuEyes aren’t waiting for the future, they are creating it. NuEyes uses virtual reality (VR) to improve everyday lives of people like Felix.
- VR and AR are changing healthcare
- AI and VR are bringing more value for less in healthcare
- Personalized medicine through technology will be the future
- NuEyes uses VR to improve lives
“Innovation will be entirely wasted if no impact is made in society. Technology is changing how every sector operates but improving the end-users experience is all that matters. Whether it’s improved healthcare or creative new learning methods, technology will revolutionize how businesses operate,” says Michael Keegan, Deputy President of TechUK.