MIT scientists use cellphones to test eyes

1 Jul

Scientists at MIT have developed a new technology that can perform eye-tests using a cellphone and a $2 contraption that fits on the phone’s display.

Aimed at developing nations and a DIY at home kit, NETRA (which means eyes in Sanskrit) will become a cheap and convenient way of reliable eye testing for vision impairments once it is mass produced. Currently, the team is working on how NETRA can be implemented on low cost handsets that do not have high resolution displays, on which this technology works.

Check out the video below for a demonstration of the technology or click here for an FAQ about the technology.

No Responses to “MIT scientists use cellphones to test eyes”

  1. John Smith July 2, 2010 at 9:02 am #

    One of the coolest applications of cell phones

  2. USA Classifieds July 6, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    Good information. Really liked it.


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