On April 24, 2018, Dr. Shuliang Jiao was granted a new patent. Patent #US9952434B2 is a device for assisting visually impaired patients.
Patent Summary: The invention pertains to devices and methods that allow a subject having a diseased retina to see a more complete image of the subject’s field-of-view. The invention provides a device compromising one or more windows comprising a plurality of optical components that redirect the light transmitting through the regions of the windows corresponding to the non-functional areas of the retina onto the functional areas of the retina in a manner such that the subject perceives a more complete field-of-view through the functional areas of the retina. The invention also provides a device comprising one or more cameras, a microprocessor, and one or more display screens, wherein the microprocessor, and one or more display screens, wherein the microprocessor comprises an algorithm programmed to remove portions of the image corresponding to non-functional areas of the subject’s retina and compressing the portions so removed into the areas of the image corresponding to the functional areas of the subject’s retina.
Congratulations Dr. Jiao!
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