Sears think[box] spotlight: Eye Clinic Camera Phone Alignment Tool
Posted 10.1.15The CWRU Innovation Summit is October 26-28, and to celebrate innovation, Weatherhead is featuring a recent Sears think[box] project each week. This week's edition: an eye clinic camera phone alignment tool.
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
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.