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Posted 10.1.15

Sears think[box] spotlight

This customizable smartphone case is being used in an eye clinic to help teach students and document eye conditions without the use of expensive photography equipment. Dr. Rony Sayegh and Dr. Charline Boente of the University Hospitals Department of Opthalmology worked with Ethan Tu of Case Western Reserve University on this adaptor case, which connects a smartphone to the slit-lamp—a magnifier used in eye clinics to examine the eye—allowing medical students and staff to acquire high-definition photos of the eye using any phone. The smartphone was scanned using a high-precision 3D scanner, then a case for the smartphone was modeled in AutoCAD and 3D printed. 

Sears think[box] and CWRU's Innovation Summit

think[box] exterior rendering
Phase One of renovations on Sears think[box]'s new space, a 7-story, 50,000 square foot facility, will be celebrated during CWRU's Innovation Summit October 26-28, 2015. This renovation project will make think[box] one of the largest university-based innovation centers in the world.

The Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box] at the Richey Mixon building is Case Western Reserve University's center for innovation. It provides a space for anyone - especially students, faculty, and alumni - to tinker and creatively invent.

Join us as we explore the opportunities and challenges of various models of innovation at the global scale during the CWRU Innovation Summit. Register now!


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