Form Designs Reaches The Final Frontier With Product Designed For NASA
A collaboration between Form Designs and medical imaging and diagnostic company TelemedC LLC has produced an innovative new medical product that has been adopted by NASA for use in diagnostics in space.
The innovative Smart-I eye scan device is currently in use on the International Space Station to determine the effects of microgravity on the eyes of astronauts following long missions to space.
The Smart-I was invented by Professor Yogesan Kanagasingam. The collaboration with Form Designs began as a project aimed at creating mobile eye-screening technology for remote locations. The original Lion’s Eye project that Form Designs designed was recognised at the 2006 WA Inventor of the Year Awards.
Now the Smart-I device is playing an important research role in space. The purpose of the NASA study is to collect evidence to characterise the risk and define the visual changes, vascular changes, and central nervous system changes in each individual. The results will address several gaps in current knowledge as well as identifying potential risks for crews on long-duration space missions.