Innovation is the lifeblood of research and development, especially at the Brien Holden Vision Institute. We are constantly challenging ourselves, always looking at things from new perspectives, continually striving to find better solutions. To enable the Institute to pursue these goals it needs to develop innovative new tools and devices.
Supported by specialised in-house facilities, our Technology group comprises highly-skilled engineers, scientists, optometrists and technicians boasting a wealth of collective knowledge and skills related to:
- Instrument design and development
- Software development and engineering, especially in data and image acquisition and analysis
- Precision optical and biomedical engineering
- Metrology work specialising in ophthalmic and optical components and devices
Brien Holden explains; “A major stream of activity at the Institute is the custom design and production of novel specialised instruments to support our research projects. The devices are designed for the examination and measurement of ocular parameters and vision correction devices, providing specific mechanical, optical and physical property data.
New technology brings unique capabilities and understanding to research and represents valuable intellectual property and many of our instruments are patented or have patents pending.”
Many of these new instruments have also proved to be of interest to other researchers and industries and on request the Institute is able to produce replica devices for use in collaborating organisations or for sale to industry or other researchers.
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