Web Vision Technologies has been awarded two grants from Baylor College of Medicine´s Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) to develop vision-testing devices for National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA) to be used on the International Space Station (ISS), the company said.
These devices will allow NASA scientists to detect, monitor progression, and guide medical interventions for vision issues astronauts are experiencing on long-duration deep space missions.
Grant Funding by TRISH – NASA´s Human Research Program (HRP) partners with external entities in researching and developing innovative approaches to reduce risks to humans on long-duration exploration missions, including NASA´s Journey to Mars. One of these partnerships is the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH). The mission of the TRISH is to lead a national effort in translating cutting edge emerging terrestrial biomedical research and technology development into applied space flight human risk mitigation strategies for human exploration missions.
Web Vision is partnering with Nidek Technologies – the Italian R&D subsidiary of NIDEK Co. Ltd, a global leader in vision care instrumentation for the eye care industry – to help with the development, design, and prototyping of the two devices.