Smart Technology to improve vision
A new invention to adapt the display of screens and monitors so that people who wear spectacles can remove their eyewear and see a sharper image has been launched today.
The vision assistance system, iSite 20/20®, is an innovative invention that adapts the display on digital devices to compensate for a user’s vision impairment.
iSite 20/20® has been developed by Karmarz International, one of the first Australian start-ups to respond to the Turnbull Government’s call for innovation and technology, and is a system that assists with vision correction and has many potential applications on different devices.
Karmarz International has lodged an international patent on the system which can be used across a number of platforms – smart and android devices, television screens and custom devices such as entertainment systems on the back of head rests and dashboard displays.
Director of Karmarz International, Leonard Markus, said the innovation provides an elegant solution for millions of people across the globe who needs vision correction.
“The iSite 20/20® system adjusts the image displayed on a screen to provide users who have typical eye conditions such as short sightedness (myopia), long sightedness (hyperopia) or age-related long sightedness (presbyopia) with clear vision and sharp focus on their digital devices,” Mr. Markus said.
“Having keen eyesight has been vital to human survival since our earliest days of hunting and gathering. Over time we have become increasingly reliant on good eyesight and using our close vision to look at smaller objects for more hours every day and night,” he said.
“We undertake many daily tasks that requires focusing on small, close objects such as reading, fine arts and working on a computer. Most of us need to read small text on digital displays but our eyesight has not evolved as quickly as developments in modern technology.
“Imagine being able to view content on your mobile phone or tablet, laptop or high definition TV without having to wear your glasses or contact lenses,” he said.
Mr. Markus said iSite 20/20® will help restore clear vision and sharp focus on devices to help eliminate blurred vision, eyestrain and irritation.
He said the technology of the iSite 20/20® system allows users to take control of their vision on tablets, hand-held devices, gaming consoles, eReaders and other digital screens.
Mr. Markus said more of us are turning to technology to correct our vision.
“The estimated daily screen time in Australia is up to nine hours a day for work, study and entertainment with our eyes fixed on a screen at a specific distance for long periods,” Mr. Markus said.
“Our children spend an increasing amount of screen time each day and our ageing population is becoming more reliant on eyewear or medical intervention to combat age-related long sightedness.”
He said the iSite 20/20® system brings together the benefits of increasing digital and mobile device ownership and our demand for greater connectivity, with technology to provide vision assistance to an increasing number of people in Australia and around the world.
For more information phone Director, Karmarz International Pty Ltd, Leonard Markus, on +61 407 337 188 or visit www.iSite2020.com.au
Editor's Note: Karmarz International has lodged a Provisional Patent (worldwide) for this invention, number 2015901034