Glaucoma Glove Wins Dyson Award

A new device known as, Home Eye Pressure E-Skin Sensor (Hopes) was developed by Kelu Yu, Si Li and David Lee from the National University of Singapore. It allows patients to non-invasively test their own intraocular pressure at home has won the international James Dyson Award.

The device permitted users to test their own intraocular pressure at home by placing the fingertip of the glove on the centre of their eyelid and waiting for a notification that the test has been completed. The designers explained that the glove’s fingertip sensor can capture dynamic pressure information from an eye with sub-millisecond precision and instantly transmit intraocular pressure data to a paired device.

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