Occuity announces handheld, non-contacting optical pachymeter
Occuity is set to change the field of ocular measurement. They specialise in the research, design and production of non-contacting optical instruments for use in healthcare diagnostics and monitoring. Their meters work by shining low powered light into the eye and then analysing the return signal.
The first device in the Occuity range is a non-contacting pachymeter, which will be available to see on Occuity's stand at Optrafair 20/20. Further devices based on the patented Occuity technology and currently in development are upgrades to the pachymeter to provide keratometry and pupillometry, optical scanners for detection of chronic disease (including diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease) as well as a personal, ophthalmic blood glucose meter.
Occuity has developed a novel non-contacting optical pachymeter that has the following features:
- Non-contacting. The meter uses an optical technique so it doesn’t touch the eye.
- Handheld. The meter is compact and easy to move around. It can be used handheld or in a slit-lamp chinrest cradle.
- Easy to use. A new operator can become proficient with just a few minute’s training.
- Comfortable. Both for the operator and the patient. There are no bright lights and the meter has a generous, 25 mm working distance.
- Fast. The meter can be aligned to the eye and data collected in around 10 seconds
- Accurate. Tests comparing the new meter to a gold standard pachymeter show just a couple of micrometres variation.
- The pachymeter is planned to enter CE testing later in 2020 with first product shipments commencing in Q1 2021.
Occuity will be exhibiting the new pachymeter on Stand G34 and will be delighted to demonstrate it for you. Visit them at Optrafair 20/20 on 4-6 April 2020.