HORIZONTAL LIGHT PATH7VISION ENHANCING SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$250,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
3171
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ocutech, Inc.
P.o. Box 625, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Henry A. Greene
Principal Investigator
(919) 942-4085
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A NOVEL HORIZONTAL LIGHT PATHVISION ENHANCING SYSTEM (HLP-VES) CAPABLE OF 2X TO 6X MAGNIFICATION AND MOUNTED ACROSS THE FACIAL PLANE WILL BE STUDIED 1. SURVEY OF CURRENT USAGE OF TELESCOPIC VISION AIDS; 2. OPTIMIZATION OF OPTICAL DESIGN IN DESIRABLE MAGNIFICATION POWERS INCORPORATING THE HLP-VES PRINCIPLE; 3. PRELIMINARY DESIGNS OF OPTICAL CHASSIS AND MOUNTING; 4. IDENTIFICATION OF COMPONENT SOURCES AND COST ANALYSIS; 5. FABRICATION OF PROTOTYPE. THE VALUE AND BENEFIT OF THIS DESIGN AS COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL LOW VISION AIDS IS THAT IT WILL PERMIT A SIGNIFICANTLY SMALLER PHYSICAL SIZE AND WEIGHT, A LARGE RANGE OF FOCUS, AND GREATER CONTROL OF FIT TO THE INDIVIDUAL PATIENT. THIS SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REPLACE EXISTING LOW VISION DEVICES BY PROVIDING LESS OBSCURED VISION THROUGH THE CARRIER LENS, AND IMPROVED WEARABILITY DUE TO WEIGHT AND BALANCE FACTORS IN A COSMETICALLY MORE ACCEPTABLE DESIGN.

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