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Lab FebMarch_2018

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eSight will work on individuals with low vision, and who are le- gally blind. People who are legally blind have an acuity of 20/200 or poorer in their better eye. Low vision is another term often used, referring to people who have an acuity of 20/70 or poorer in their better eye. The eyes are very com- plex organs and there are many eye conditions that can cause blindness or low vision. The company has seen tre- mendous amounts of interest from companies wishing to help their blind employees to schools wanting to give the gift of sight to students. Time magazine has aptly named eSight for being one of the best inventions in 2017. To see this story online visit https://laboratoryfocus.ca/ esight-named-one-of-the-best- inventions-in-2017-by-giving- the-gift-of-sight/ R&D News ................. 1 Appointments ............ 6 New Products .......... 16 App Reviews ............. 18 P h a r m a c e u t i c a l c l i n i c a l c h e m i c a l f o o d e n v i r o n m e n t w w w . l a b o r a t o r y f o c u s . c a february/march 2018 volume 22, number 1 Publications Mail Registration Number: 40052410 eSight named one of the beSt inventionS in 2017 by giving the gift of Sight ontario awardS grantS to bring quality health- care cloSer to home Time magazine has named eSight one of the best inventions in 2017. After years of challenging work, and millions of dollars, the company was able to develop electronic glasses that actually al- lowed the blind to see. Inspired by his two blind sisters, the founder had decided to use his engineer- ing skills to find a solution they could live with. advanced air controls help ensure safe air in laboratories Page 7 three industrial revolutions coming from Speedy, cheap genome technology Page 13 continued on page 3 Ontario is contributing 12 new projects grants through the Health Technologies Fund to bring quality help closer to home. The fund is there to support the development of Ontario-based technologies that improve care for people, boosts the impact of investments in health innovation and grow health innova- tion companies. The twelve grants that were awarded were in the ballpark of $294,000 to $500,000 each total- ing $5.5 million. The new projects will include a portable device that detects brain bleeds in traumatic brain injury patients; a platform that allows people with upper body mobility injuries to access smart devices, computers, wheelchair driving controls and more; and a new digital tool that will shorten the time patients need to spend in the hospital following heart surgery by The organization believes that everyone deserves to see. This technology has the capability of changing millions of individual lives across the world. It will allow for mobility and freedom and for each person to experience those momentous moments when they can see their loved ones faces, their peers, and a whole new way to virtually see life. ,

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