EyeTel Imaging – DigiScope System2019-01-02T18:06:42+00:00

Project Description

Imaging Digiscope


Contextual Research, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Medical & Scientific

Engineering World-Class, Clinically Validated Technology

EyeTel Imaging, Inc., a leader in ophthalmology, was founded to commercialize the EyeTel Retinal Imaging System, which was developed by clinical scientists at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. The EyeTel Retinal Imaging System facilitates detection of diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness, and other causes of preventable vision loss. EyeTel Imaging tasked Nectar with designing and engineering the DigiScope semi-automated fundus camera to apply retinal imaging technology for use in primary care settings.

Easy to Use yet Comprehensive

The DigiScope camera had to be powerful enough to allow optometrists to conduct comprehensive retinal exams from images produced by the EyeTel Retinal Imaging System, yet simple enough for use by a technician after receiving minimal training. To fully understand camera usage parameters and account for the nuances of the primary care setting, Nectar conducted a thorough competitive analysis of eye imaging systems and extensive field research of user interactions.

Bringing Optimized images to Optometrists

Nectar designed and engineered the DigiScope camera system to bring the benefits of retinal imaging technology to your local optometrist’s office. Nectar managed all facets of camera development, including the creation of production-ready CAD drawings, mechanical layouts, and working prototypes. The firm performed extensive engineering analysis and developed cost estimates for manufacturing. Nectar’s knowledge of the medical device regulatory process facilitated collaboration with EyeTel Imaging and ensured compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.

Preventing Vision Loss at Its Earliest Stages

Nectar delivered an easy-to-use, cost-effective DigiScope design. The DigiScope camera system is revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of the leading causes of preventable vision loss, including age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. The DigiScope utilizes the EyeTel Retinal Imaging System to generate high-resolution images for view on-screen. Ample digital storage enables easy comparison of prior year images to current images to monitor changes. The DigiScope system has been extensively validated in clinical settings to ensure it’s efficacy as a diagnostic tool for the practicing optometrist.