GlassesOff Scientists Report New Findings Associating Vision Sharpness with Visual Processing Speed – Results Published in Nature’s Scientific Reports
Results Demonstrate Applicability of the GlassesOff Technology for Improved Performance in Sports and Reading Speed
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GlassesOff Inc. (OTCBB: GLSO) today announced that Nature's Scientific Reports published the results of a new study, which provided additional evidence of the correlation between the fovea, which is part of the retina, and crowding, processing speed and vision sharpness. The findings demonstrate that the GlassesOff technology may be applicable to improved performance of daily tasks, such as sports, reading, driving, and more.
“This study results reaffirm our product’s ability to help reading by improving visual processing speed. The results are encouraging and relevant for our planned launch of a series of pipeline products for mass market segments, including those designed to improve visual functions in sports and reading speed”
The fovea is a very small part of the retina (less than 1%), yet it is extremely important because it is the only area in which sharp vision can be achieved due to its extremely high photoreceptor density. The fovea is therefore essential for any activity requiring detailed vision.
The study included 178 participants (40 normal young participants and 138 older participants experiencing the inevitable "aging eye" symptoms). GlassesOff scientists have been able to demonstrate, for the first time, the effect of "crowding" within the fovea. Crowding is the inability to recognize objects in the presence of adjacent objects, such as identifying a letter within a word. The findings demonstrate that enhanced processing speed of the brain may overcome crowding effects.
"This study results reaffirm our product’s ability to help reading by improving visual processing speed. The results are encouraging and relevant for our planned launch of a series of pipeline products for mass market segments, including those designed to improve visual functions in sports and reading speed," commented Nimrod Madar, CEO of GlassesOff.
The publication is now available at: http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140212/srep04067/full/srep04067.html
About Nature’s Scientific Reports
Scientific Reports is a research publication from the publishers of Nature, covering all areas of the natural and clinical sciences. It is hosted on nature.com, the destination for millions of scientists globally every month. All papers are peer reviewed fairly to ensure they are technically sound. http://www.nature.com/srep/about/index.html
GlassesOff Inc. (OTCBB: GLSO) is a public company developing and commercializing next generation vision sharpness applications. GlassesOff has developed a proprietary, patent-protected technology platform to improve near vision sharpness, by improving the image processing function in the visual cortex of the brain, without changing the optical characteristics of the eye. The GlassesOff™ product aims to eliminate the dependency on reading glasses of people over the age of 40 who experience natural age-related changes in their near vision sharpness. The GlassesOff™ product is sold initially as an iPhone/iPad app, and was named one of the top Emerging Breakthroughs in Science and Technology for 2013 by Reader’s Digest Magazine. For more information, visit www.glassesoff.com.
Safe Harbor Statement: This press release contains forward-looking statements, which may be identified by words such as “expects,” “plans,” “projects,” “will,” “may,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “should,” “would,” “intends,” “estimates,” “suggests,” “has the potential to” and other words and phrases of similar meaning, including statements regarding the results of effectiveness of GLASSESOFF’s applications. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may affect GLASSESOFF’s business and prospects, including the risks that GLASSESOFF may not succeed in generating any revenues or developing any commercial products, that the products may not achieve the expected results or effectiveness, and other risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. In addition to the risk factors described above, investors should consider the economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other factors discussed in GLASSESOFF’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date the statements were made, and we do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements, except as required under applicable law.