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  February 20, 2013
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New Lenses Help Medical Professionals See Blood

By Eye² Staff


2AI Labs, a think tank dedicated to research about cognition and perception in humans and machines, has developed a lens called the O2Amp that helps medical personnel see blood more clearly. Mark A. Changizi, PhD, a theoretical neurobiologist, science writer, and author, who is director of human cognition at 2AI, has shown that the human eye is specifically tuned to see blood, and the amount of oxygen in blood, right through the skin. According to 2AI, its patented O2Amp lens technology perfects what your eyes do naturally, by removing "noise" from the blood signal, thus giving phlebotomists, doctors and other healthcare professionals a clearer view of their patients, their health, vitality, and state of mind.

2AI offers three types of O2Amp lenses:

Oxy-Iso lenses isolate and enhance perception of blood oxygenation under the skin, and eliminate perception of blood concentration. The lens can also reduce the effects of red-green colorblindness, 2AI said. These lenses are for color-correction only and not for near or far sightedness.

Hemo-Iso lenses isolate and enhance perception of blood concentration under the skin, and eliminate perception of blood oxygenation. In good light you will notice high contrast between ordinary tissue, and tissue lacking blood. 2AI warns that Hemo-Iso lenses are not intended for outdoor use, and should not be worn on or near roadways as they may make traffic signs and signals invisible to the eye.

Oxy-Amp lenses amplify perception of blood oxygenation under the skin, without compromising the perception of blood concentration. These lenses boosts your general perception of health and emotion signals while maintaining full perception of the natural world, according to 2AI.

O2Amp lenses are available as uncuts in both 6 and 8 base. The lenses offer protection from UV and impact. They exceed ANSI requirements, and have anti-static, anti-fog, and anti-scratch coatings.



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