Received the Digital Minister’s Award at the Well-being & Age-Tech 2022 Award sponsored by the Digital Agency!
– Received the Minister’s Prize for Science, Technology and Innovation to Enhance Inclusiveness and Wellbeing in an Ultra-Low Birthrate and Aging Society –
OUI Inc., a venture company from Keio University School of Medicine, won the Well-being & Age-Tech 2022 Award at the Well-being Economic Forum held in Tokyo on November 30, 2022. I am pleased to report that I have received the Minister’s Award.
[About the Well-being & Age-Tech 2022 Award]
The “Well-being & Age-Tech 2022 Award” is sponsored by the Well-Aging Economic Forum (supported by the Digital Agency, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Awarded
This time, we received the Digital Minister’s Award for our efforts to “reduce blindness in the world to 50% and protect people’s health from the eyes” using OUI Inc.’s Smart Eye Camera.
At the award ceremony, we received a video message from Digital Minister Taro Kono and a certificate of commendation from State Digital Minister Masaki Ogushi.
Related page: Well Aging Economic Forum
[About OUI Inc. and Smart Eye Camera (SEC)]
OUI Inc. is a venture company from Keio University School of Medicine, founded by an active ophthalmologist. Medical, engineering, and business professionals work together with a mission to reduce blindness worldwide by 50% and protect people’s health from their eyes.
We have developed from scratch an iPhone attachment type medical device SEC that enables ophthalmological examinations. This is the first ophthalmic medical device in Japan that uses the iPhone camera and light source, and it has been proven by numerous evidences that it has the same performance as existing slit lamp microscopes.
There are currently 44 million blind people worldwide, and more than half of these patients are blind due to preventable and treatable diseases due to lack of access to eye care.
We are working together with ophthalmologists, non-ophthalmologists, and medical professionals in Japan and around the world to expand the model of delivering ophthalmic care to these patients using the Smart Eye Camera. Halve blindness in the world!
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