About this project
The problem we solve: When viewing images in a scope, it would be beneficial to also allow simultaneous remote viewing. Presently such devices are bulky, difficult to use, expensive, and limited in function, specifically regarding binocular viewing and simultaneous direct viewing.
About our solution: Our eyepiece adapter device easily allows simultaneous viewing and recording of images from scopes (microscopes, binoculars, biomicroscopes, surgical scopes, telescopes, etc). This compact adapter slides into the eyepiece shaft of a scope so that it can be easily placed. A beamsplitter sends images to the eyepiece and to an imaging sensor. This allows simultaneous viewing and transmitting of images from the scope. It is compact and easy to install, would be of benefit to any optical scope device, especially binocular ones. The images can be transmitted via WiFi to a monitor or virtual reality goggles for remote 3D viewing. This can be useful in fields of research, medicine, and surgery, in addition to home consumer use. Progress to date: We have a prototype that allows simultaneous viewing and transmitting of images from a scope. The images can be transmitted over WiFi to VR goggles or a remote monitor. We are working to further miniaturize and optimize the optics as well as refine the viewing experience.
About Our Team
Srin Dutt, MD Ophthalmology , Practicing Physician Medical school: University of Michigan Bio: Practicing physician. Due to bulky, expensive, and limited available options, wanted to develop simple, inexpensive, and effective adapters for scopes to allow simultaneous viewing and transmitting of images.
About Our Company
SolutionsD4 Location: Brooksville, Florida Product stage: proto Sales: Working on it Employees: 1-2
How We Help Patients
Remote viewing of 3D images from scopes can assist tele-medicine, allowing patients to be in remote, convenient locations and be examined by specialists anywhere. Also, images can be shown on monitors in an office and allow improved patient visualization and understanding of the problem.
How We Help Education
Student education is greatly improved by visualization of the pathology that is viewed by the senior physician. Simultaneous viewing by the teacher and the student allows more accurate understanding and discussion of the pathology. Procedures can be performed with close monitoring. 3D remote viewing improves it even more. The images can be transmitted to multiple observers concurrently or even to remote centers over the internet.
How We Help Physicians
Physicians can use this device in their office to improve recording of pathology by adapting their existing scopes. During simultaneous direct viewing, an image can be recorded in real time. 3D recording allows reviewing of images in great detail. Remote transmission and viewing of images opens up many more opportunities for student and patient education, collaboration with colleagues, tele-medicine, and assistance from or to others. Tele-surgery applications can be enabled by converting present day operating microscopes. This is all done with an inexpensive, compact, easily placed adapter on existing equipment.
Mission: This is a physician led innovation that adapts existing scopes to remotely transmit images in order to further improve telehealth applications, student and patient education, and recording of images Use of funds: Funds will be used to further miniaturize and optimize the optics, adapt to different scopes, as well as to refine remote 3D viewing applications for one or many observers. Intellectual Property Status: This concept is patent pending. FDA Status: N/A Personal Message: This device can greatly expand the usefulness of existing scopes and assist advancing medical care into the digital age with an inexpensive but efficient design. Further support is needed to refine the device, adapt it to different scopes, as well as to develop new remote viewing applications in 3D for single and multiple observers.