NETRA

By Jonah Comstock April 18, 2013
This image from TEDMED shows a closeup on an MIT student wearing an eyeMITRA prototype. The MIT Media Lab's Camera Culture Group, led by Dr. Ramesh Raskar, has innovated the smartphone eye diagnostic space before. Their NETRA software for smartphone-enabled eye exams spun off into EyeNetra, which raised $1 million in first round funding last year. Prior to that, they developed CATRA, a cheap...
By Jonah Comstock January 24, 2013
An iPhone app and peripheral device that allows doctors to use the iPhone camera to take photographs of the interior surface of the eye has received 510(K) FDA clearance. The iExaminer System from Welch Allyn will build on the company's existing PanOptic Opthalmoscope, a device that lets a physician see into the back of a patient's eye. The FDA clearance is for an adapter that connects the...
By Brian Dolan July 22, 2011
Inventors have created a number of medical device peripherals that attach to mobile phones in recent years. This past week we wrote about an iPhone peripheral LED light that illuminates flourescent ink "tattooed" under a person's skin to detect sodium levels or blood glucose levels. In years past we've covered peripherals that transform inexpensive mobile phones into microscopes, mini eye exam...