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Curing Blindness in the Developing World. The Team. Aidan Lynch User Interface. Eoin O' Brien Level Design. Ros McMahon User Input. Maria O' Connor Modeller . Daniel O'Byrne Mentor. The Need. 45 Million people Blind Worldwide Over 20 Million due to cataracts. www.who.int.

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the team
The Team

Aidan Lynch

User Interface

Eoin O' Brien

Level Design

Ros McMahon

User Input

Maria O' Connor

Modeller

Daniel O'Byrne

Mentor

the need
The Need
  • 45 Million people Blind Worldwide
  • Over 20 Million due to cataracts

www.who.int

what is a cataract
What is a Cataract?
  • A clouding of the natural lens, the part of the eye responsible for focusing light and producing clear, sharp images.
  • This may be removed in under than 10 minutes, restoring sight
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UN Millennium Goals

Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger

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UN Millennium Goals

Achieve Universal Primary Education

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UN Millennium Goals

Reduce Child Mortality

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UN Millennium Goals

Improve Maternal Health

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UN Millennium Goals

Combat Diseases

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UN Millennium Goals

Develop a Global Partnership for Development

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Current Solution

  • The EYESi is the only simulator currently available
  • Still in the development stage
  • Costs between $100,000 and $200,000

http://www.vrmagic.com/

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Our Solution

  • Built Using Microsoft Software
  • Run on any Microsoft Windows Computer
  • Using Motion Sensitive Controllers and Infra-red LED’s
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Cost

Windows Computer: €315

x2 Motion Sensitive Controllers: €60

Rechargeable Battery: €16

x4 Infra-red LED’s: €6

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Total Price: €397

www.amazon.co.uk

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Sounds great, Does it work?

  • Exponential decrease in complications
  • Simulator training greatly shortens this learning period
  • Measured and controlled environment
  • Training on the EYESi simulator is proven to improve student’s wet lab results *

* Virtual reality training improves wet-lab performance of capsulorhexis: results of a randomized, controlled study

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Sounds great, Does it work?

  • Safe
  • Controlled
  • Accessible
  • Proven Effective
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Impact

  • Reduce direct supervision needed
  • Enable online leaning
  • More students trained
  • Keep skills sharp
  • Help restore sight to millions of people
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Technology

  • Motion Sensitive Controller
  • Bluetooth
  • Infrared LED / Camera
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Innovation

  • Tackling a serious, real world problem in a unique way
  • Adapting existing technology to be used in new, imaginative ways
  • Provided an affordable solution to a long standing global problem facing millions of people
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To Date

  • The most important surgical steps modeled
  • hand-eye coordination levels
  • Detailed scoring system
  • Varying difficulty levels
  • An online Community System
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Extendibility

  • Not Just Cataract Surgery...
  • Not just medical applications

Vitreo-Retinal Glaucoma surgery

Corneal surgery

Strabismus surgery Oculoplastics

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To Recap

  • 45million blind worldwide.
  • 1 Cataract surgeon per million.
  • 50% of preventable blindness in Africa due to cataracts.
  • Our simulator offers the chance to dramatically speed up the training of new surgeons.