EyeNetra raises $2 million for smartphone eye testing

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MIT Media Lab’s EyeNetra spinoff recently filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) their raise of $2 million of a $2.5 million round of early-stage financing (scroll down to #13). Their Netra-G app and attachment measures nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, delivering the eyeglass measurements to your phone. The Test2Connect platform is meant to be flexible for various conditions and on demand for the 2.4 billion people worldwide who have vision problems but little access to eye examinations which may not be affordable. According to Mobihealthnews, eyeMITRA is their next project, in a smart glasses form factor to diagnose diabetic retinopathy. EyeNetra website. The Gimlet Eye squints and notes that EyeNetra was spied by TTA’s Editors back in April 2011 for their Vodafone/mHealth Alliance award, and in Fast Company’s ‘Dr Smartphone’ article a mere 18 months ago.

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