Monthly Archives: January 2016
The ERC PoC has announced ERC PoC results at the ERC Conference Press at the World Conference of Economics in Davos. The announcement features VioBio Lab Simultaneous Vision Simulator, highlighting a brief profile of this project to address a wide audience:
Pick-and-choose solution for presbyopia
If you are older than 45 and reading this, you probably have presbyopia, Greek for “seeing like an old man”. Many solutions to this condition exist, but doctors mostly work on a trial and error basis, and use their personal experience to determine what type of lenses fit the needs. Prof. Susana Marcos has
received a Proof of Concept grant to develop a simulator allowing patients to try out treatments before they are carried out.
Often trying different contact lenses over and over again can prove frustrating and time-consuming. In addition, some therapies can involve intraocular implants or corneal surgeries. The simulator will allow patients to test different types of commercial lenses and to see the world as they would after an eye operation, thus allowing them to pick the most comfortable solution.
Project: Simultaneous Vision Simulator for optimizing selection of presbyopic corrections (SimVisSim)
ERC funding: €150,000
Initial grant: Bio-inspired optical corrections of presbyopia (PRESBYOPIA)
Host Institution: Spanish National Research Council (Spain)
Researcher: Susana Marcos
Read full announcement:
CSIC Press Office, has echoed this news in a Press Relase at their CSIC Week
The European Research Council has awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant, associated to the ERC Advanced Grant PRESBYOPIA. The “Proof of Concept” is a funding scheme aimed at helping support commercialization of the results of ERC-funded research. This new ERC PoC grant will support innovation and commercialization strategies of the Simultaneous Vision Simulator. Evaluators stressed that ERC SimVisSim has “a tremendous social and commercial innovation potential”. A spin-off venture 2Eyes Vision was launched in 2015 to commercialize SimVis
Positions for Project Manager (expert in EU project managing, techonology transfer and research resource management and seeking) and a Project Assistant (experience in multitasking administrative task) are open at VIOBIO Lab, with immediate availability, in the context of EU grants.
See full profiles and contact details in the corresponding job offers:
Learn about research in corneal biomechanics, crystalline lens optical properties, accommodation, IOL photobonding engagement, chromatic aberrations, adaptation to native aberrations, influence of astigmatism on focus settings and much more through VioBio Lab publications in 2015. Illustrated overview in this link: VioBio Publications 2015