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Eye sight detection becomes easy with Foldable Phoropter now

The test on the device was carried on 100 people and it showed a strong correlation between its reading and those taken with a clinical setting with the usual ophthalmologist tools.

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Hyderabad, March 17, 2017: The novel innovation in the field of medical has been regarded as a boon for billions of people facing eye impairments. The invention is called ‘Foldable Phoropter’- a mere foldable cardboard tube which makes the eye testing much simpler in the developing countries. The device is created by the Srujana Center for Innovation, L V Prasad Eye Institute (Hyderabad).

The disposable, open-source device is a palm-sized invention conventionally used as an ophthalmologist’s tool to sift for refractive errors like short or long sightedness. The invention inspired by Google Cardboard and Dr. Manu Prakash’s Foldscope.

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The sole intention of the project is to help diagnose the errors quickly and cheaply in the less financially efficient areas. Ashish Jain, an industrial designer with Srujana Center for Innovation at L V Prasad Eye Institute along with the institute’s team of optometrists, vision scientists and engineers have originated a unique paper device which can detect a refractive error – one of the most common causes of blindness.

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As per the World Health Organization, 153 million live vision impairment to uncorrected refractive errors. Visual impairment can have ill-effects on children and adults such as dropped educational and employment opportunities and diminished quality of life. The further findings insinuate that approximate of 670 million people worldwide do not have spectacles or adequate correction, covering 517 million with near vision impairment and 153 million with distance vision impairment. Out of 517 million people without spectacles for near vision correction, 410 million are dissuaded from performing near-vision tasks and activities.

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The Folding Phoropter is aiming to rural low-income communities.The phoropter appears like a telescope and is measured using the most common refractive error ranges. The test on the device was carried on 100 people and it showed a strong correlation between its reading and those taken with a clinical setting with the usual ophthalmologist tools. The device is easy to assemble and anyone can build their own following the instructions.

USAGE OF FOLDABLE PHOROPTER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLYuTMFo2Os

The lenses require being located in their assigned positions and folded along the lines. The two parts line up inside one another, resembling a telescope. The patient needs to look through the device from the fixed distance and move the outer chamber inwards until the image just comes into focus.

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Prepared by Naina Mishra of Newsgram, Twitter @Nainamishr94

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Intel Brings Latest Design and Engineering Centre in Hyderabad

Over the last 20 years, Intel India has invested significantly in R&D in the country and has been consistently leading in developing the tech ecosystem

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The Intel design centre will contribute to computing and communications technology innovations geared towards addressing critical challenges in today's data-centric world and advance the firm's engagements with the city's technology ecosystem by fostering entrepreneurship and a research mindset. Wikimedia Commons

Expanding its innovation footprint in India, global chip making giant Intel on Monday unveiled its new design and engineering centre here which was inaugurated by Telangana’s Information Technology Minister K. T. Rama Rao.

Spread across 300,000 square feet, the centre can accommodate 1,500 people. The state-of-the-art facility comprises six LEED Platinum certified floors, modern amenities and an incubation centre for hardware and systems start ups in the IT corridor of the city.

LEED or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Platinum certification is the highest rating for green buildings, recognised worldwide.

“Over the past 50 years, Intel has brought immense compute power to millions of people, transforming the way we live and work. We are now ushering in a new era of ‘Exascale Computing’ driven by the rise of artificial intelligence,” Raja M Koduri, Senior VP, Chief Architect and GM of Architecture, Graphics & Software, Intel Corporation, said in a statement.

The design and engineering centre was opened in the presence of Raja M Koduri, Senior VP, Chief Architect and GM of Architecture, Graphics and Software at Intel Corporation and Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India and Vice President, Data Centre Group, Intel Corporation.

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Expanding its innovation footprint in India, global chip making giant Intel on Monday unveiled its new design and engineering centre here which was inaugurated by Telangana’s Information Technology Minister K. T. Rama Rao. Wikimedia Commons

“Exascale for everyone is an exciting vision and it requires fundamental disruptions across the technology stack. Intel’s design and engineering centres will play a critical role in driving this mission and I look forward to the new centre in Hyderabad delivering breakthrough technologies to propel the company’s growth,” Koduri added.

The design centre will contribute to computing and communications technology innovations geared towards addressing critical challenges in today’s data-centric world and advance the firm’s engagements with the city’s technology ecosystem by fostering entrepreneurship and a research mindset.

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“Over the last 20 years, Intel India has invested significantly in R&D in the country and has been consistently leading in developing the tech ecosystem. We have made significant impact in areas such as Cloud, client, graphics, AI, 5G, and autonomous systems and our new design facility in Hyderabad will enable us to further boost innovation for India and the world,” said Nivruti Rai, Country Head of Intel India and VP of Data Center Group, Intel Corporation. (IANS)