MIT Media Lab: NETRA Cellphone Based Optometry System

It's like a thermometer for your eyes.

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The Camera Culture division of MIT Media Lab has developed NETRA, a cost-friendly alternative to the traditional eye exam. The system couples a special device made of inexpensive optical elements and mobile phone software to estimate the refractive errors in a person's eye, and thus determine the patient's prescription. The project will be presented later this year at SIGGRAPH in July.

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Jul 02, 2010
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