The Iris Monitor
Our assistive technology consists of a 13.3 inch secondary computer monitor that is designed to be used concurrently or as a substitute to an LCD screen. The monitor uses E-paper technology, refreshing only when the content of the screen changes. The screen is also not backlit and simply reflects ambient light. Our monitor thereby reduces the number and severity of concussion symptoms triggered while using a computer by removing the screen’s backlight as well as its bright, flashing pixels. This allows users to reintroduce daily tasks and increase their level of productivity. Overcoming the obstacle of computer intolerance means users can reconnect with the world and return to work or school much sooner. This technology may also benefit chronic migraine sufferers as well as individuals who suffer from eyestrain caused by long-term computer use.