Smart Contact lens insertion and removal device, developed by the MedTech startap Colsia – safe, easy and simple. This is a press release, feel free to republish this, or contact us for more information at email@example.com
We are proud to announce that we have incorporated in Serbia, after receiving grant for our project.
The project is financed by the Innovation Fund from the European Union Pre-Accession Assistance and from the budget of the Republic of Serbia, the line of Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development.
Mini Grant is meant for the startups in the early development stage, as they state on their website: “The Mini Grants Program is aimed at private young enterprises which are engaged in the development of technological innovations with a clear market need.”
For us at Colsia, this was one interesting, and learning experience.
Being one of the chosen startups to receive funds, besides the financial aspect, has given the team a great boost of morale to continue even stronger than so far.
The road map ahead of us is long, but every day, with each success like this one, the path is getting clearer.
Now with the funding, clinical testing, further R&D, production setup, are just around the corner, and we are hoping to have the first product in use before the end of the project with Innovation Fund.
Colsia is a smart device, for contact lens users
At Colsia, we have developed and user tested a prototype device for contact lens users, which eliminates the need for the user to ever touch their eyes, or the lenses, with their fingers. It is ergonomically designed, to mimic natural movements of insertion and removal of the contact lens. Being digital, and self-powered, it uses vacuum to pick up and hold the lenses.
Removal of the contact lens is the most challenging task, since it requires two fingers, in the eye, to find, and pick up the lens. With Colsia, the user will gently touch the lens with the suction cup of the device – made of medical grade material, and activate the vacuum. Activation itself is provided with a touch button, similar to those on the smartphone, which provides stability. The device will pick up the lens, and the user can safely store it in the container just by switching the vacuum off.
Next version, which is in development, will utilize IoT (Internet of things) to connect to the internet, and talk to mobile application assistants. In this way, customers will be able to track usage, be notified when new lenses are due, and even allow the app to do the purchase itself.