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Lens that mIGHT be a Satisfactory Way Of Reducing age Degradation of Sight

Obiettivo

Ageing of society is an issue of increasing importance for Europe. According to Eurostat, 36,5% of the European population is more than 50 years old and this percentage is constantly growing. In the next decades, Europe’s growth will increasingly depend on the ability to capitalise on the skills of ageing people: the goal set by EU for 2020 is to achieve an employment rate of 50% for older workers (55 to 64). One of the most common diseases associated with ageing is the decline in the quality of vision. In the framework of an ageing society and higher retirement age more and more workers will require these problems to be addressed, especially when wearing protective glasses. Protective glasses with prescription lenses exist, but they suffer several major drawbacks related to cost and usage, in particular related to the difficulty of focalising on different distances, exposing workers to potential risks. LightSWORDS aims at developing an innovative non-symmetrical plastic lens allowing for continuous focal adjustment between near field and infinity, thus able to compensate different presbyopia and myopia disorders with a one-solution-fits-all approach. The lens is static and does not require any movement and/or stressing while using, moreover it is projected to be considerable less expensive than currently available ones. Other applications are found in security cameras and prescription glasses. LightSWORDS is based on the positive testing of a first initial prototype developed by the SME proposers in the past two years; according to the literature and market research performed by project proposers, this is the only element known up to date that can form recognizable images of objects situated at any distances between 25 cm and infinity in real operative conditions. The objective is now to establish a proper manufacturing technique allowing scaling from small to industrial production, and to demonstrate the soundness of the concept by experimental characterisation.

Campo scientifico

  • /ingegneria e tecnologia/ingegneria dei materiali

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FP7-SME-2012
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BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinatore

CIM-MES PROJEKT SP ZOO
Indirizzo
Ul. Al. Jerozolimskie 125/127 Lok 503
02017 Warszawa
Polonia
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo UE
€ 330 334,88
Contatto amministrativo
Krzysztof Grabowiecki (Dr.)

Partecipanti (6)

GAINIKA SRL
Romania
Contributo UE
€ 213 527,30
Indirizzo
Strada Moliere 42 Biroul 1
410076 Oradea
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Klara-Lili Dzitac (Mrs.)
AD VENTA SAS
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 236 919,09
Indirizzo
Chemin Des Roches
26270 Loriol Sur Drome
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Murielle Keip (Ms.)
SCAME SISTEMI S.R.L.
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 245 283,73
Indirizzo
Via Lombardia 5
20010 Arluno
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Giovanni Piacentino (Mr.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 7 200
Indirizzo
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Andrzej Kołodziejczyk (Prof.)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 6 975
Indirizzo
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Laura Giovanelli (Mrs.)
SKA POLSKA SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNO
Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 5 760
Indirizzo
Ul. Aleje Jerozolimskie 125/127 Lok 508
02 017 Warszawa
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Marcin Wojciech Bukat (Mr.)