In recent scientific development a New Zealand (junior) doctor by the name of Hong Sheng Chiong innovated a new set of various technological tools required to perform basic (to advanced) ophthalmic examinations and diagnosis. These diagnosis in which would have otherwise cost tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The recent mobile-application and kit – including 3D printer – that Chiong has developed is free to download, and the actual pieces of technology or optic tools cost less than half a grand.
Medical professionals and researchers note that major optic analysis equipment typically runs at a much higher cost – even when sold directly to professionals or offices that specialize in eye care. In turn, often making such a purchase of technology near to impossible to purchase for many second to third world countries – especially those most stricken by poverty.
If the idea of printing out – via a 3D printer – your very own ophthalmoscope or microscope tools for your professional responsibilities and demands, then this visoScope device is just the right app and product for you!
From places like Ethiopia to Russia, Armenia to Croatia, and even in Western countries such as the United States or Canada, the oDocs app is really a step in the right direction for the future of technology. Not only modern technology, but also humanity – in the form of charity.
It’s as simple as purchasing and installing a 3D printer – anywhere in the world – and then downloading the app. Utilizing the app to not only command the printing of various tools through your 3D printer, but also working hand in hand with those tools to analyze and provide real-time professional, medical data. Data analyzed and developed will pertain not only to the front, but also the back of the eye in efforts to address eye care concerns, ailments (such as blurry vision), and make diagnoses. In fact, such a technology – especially in relation to second and third world countries – really has the promise of saving up to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people’s vision.
Sadly, in many third world countries in particular, eye-care is rather unreachable, unaffordable, or simply just unavailable in many rural areas or settings. This application and technology however, will make it easy for practitioners – including volunteers – to help others, diagnose less-serious (and severe) ailments, and in turn adequately treat them with medications or therapy as necessary.
To top it all off, both Chiong and his company oDocs has guaranteed to donate a certain percentage of both funds and equipment raised from profits in sales as his app take’s off. 3D printing of such sophisticated, professional tools are sure to continue going viral!
Places like Kenya, Malaysia, and even Nepal could really use a technology such as this – as well as volunteers and charitable funding. So, oDocs founders and organizations are going the extra mile in inventively providing a future of hope to others in which come from less fortunate financial or social situations by donating a percentage of it’s profits.
Author Bio: Tony Rollan provides consulting services to VSI (http://www.patternless.com/) and he is an author of many articles on all types of optical and ophthalmic equipment. Author talks about medicine, health, alternative healing, sport and healthy living.
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