The future of eye tech
- Contact Lenses Go Digital (and Wireless). // Review of Ophthalmology;Jan2009 Part 1 of 2, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p20
The article reports on a study headed by Babak A. Parviz and Tueng T. Shen at the University of Washington, which embedded sensors and microcircuitry into contact lenses and powered them wirelessly. Tests in a rabbit model indicated the lenses can be safe for at least short-term wear. However,...
- A Brave New â€¦ Contact Lens? // Review of Optometry;2/15/2008 Part 1 of 3, Vol. 145 Issue 2, p10
The article reports on the new contact lens with an embedded electronic circuit and lights created by engineers at the University of Washington. The lens could lead one to wearable information displays or communication aids similar what "Terminator" had, a computer read-out superimposed on his...
- Contact lenses to get in-built virtual graphics. Venkatraman, Vijaysree // New Scientist;11/21/2009, Vol. 204 Issue 2735, p26
The article offers information on a contact lens developed by Babak Parviz and colleagues at the University of Washington in Seattle, which projects information into the user's eye. The contact lens is fitted with a light-emitting diode (LED) and the circuitry to harvest power from radio waves....
- An Eye for Medicine. Beiser, Vince // Pacific Standard;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p16
The article profiles Babak Parviz, a bionanotechnologist at the University of Washington, including developing microelectronic-equipped contact lenses and embedding contacts with tiny displays to bring the Internet directly to the eyeballs.
- THE CREATIVITY 50: THE INVENTORS. WHEATON, KEN; PATHAK, SHAREEN; TEICHER, DAVID // Advertising Age;7/9/2012, Vol. 83 Issue 27, p10
The article discusses high technology industries officials Nick Goodman, Suran Goonatilake and Babak Parviz, who are named winners of one of the publication's Creativity 50 awards for creative ability in business due to their inventions or roles in developing technological innovations.
- Physical Activity as a Preventative Factor for Frailty: The Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. Peterson, Matthew J.; Giuliani, Carol; Morey, Miriam C.; Pieper, Carl F.; Evenson, Kelly R.; Mercer, Vicki; Cohen, Harvey J.; Visser, Marjolein; Brach, Jennifer S.; Kritchevsky, Stephen B.; Goodpaster, Bret H.; Rubin, Susan; Satterfield, Suzanne; Newman, Anne B.; Simonsick, Eleanor M. // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Jan2009, Vol. 64A Issue 1, p61
Background. It is unclear if physical activity (PA) can prevent or reverse frailty. We examined different doses and types of PA and their association with the onset and severity of frailty. Methods. Health, Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) study participants (N = 2,964) were followed for...
- Physiological Profiles of Elite Wheelchair Basketball Players in Preparation for the 2000 Paralympic Games. Goosey-Tolfrey, Victoria L. // Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly;Jan2005, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p57
The purpose of this study was to examine the physiological changes in elite wheelchair basketball players leading up to the 2000 Paralympics. Twelve male players attended regular physiological assessments on six occasions; averaged data of two sessions for each year were used. Physiological...
- Design on Biochemical Indicators Management System for Athletes. Wenwei Jia; Heng Chen // Advanced Materials Research;2014, Vol. 1049-1050, p535
Biochemical indicators have the role of monitoring for competitive sports level data, the use of biochemical indicators to assess the fitness and health status of athletes, the results is more accurate. In this paper, a system designed to provide technical support for the athletes and...
- Multifocals For Nearsightedness. // Review of Optometry;Nov2013 Supplement Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, p5
The article discusses the results of a study from November 2013 on the effects of multifocal contact lenses on children with nearsightedness.