Nectar Product Development

Imaging Digiscope

Background and Challenges

EyeTel Imaging, Inc., a leader in ophthalmology, was founded to commercialize the EyeTel Retinal Imaging System, which was developed by clinical scientists at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. The EyeTel Retinal Imaging System facilitates detection of diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness, and other causes of preventable vision loss. EyeTel Imaging tasked Nectar with designing and engineering the DigiScope semi-automated fundus camera to apply retinal imaging technology for use in primary care settings.


Easy to Use yet Comprehensive

The DigiScope camera had to be powerful enough to allow optometrists to conduct comprehensive retinal exams from images produced by the EyeTel Retinal Imaging System, yet simple enough for use by a technician after receiving minimal training. To fully understand camera usage parameters and account for the nuances of the primary care setting, Nectar conducted a thorough competitive analysis of eye imaging systems and extensive field research of user interactions.

Bringing Optimized images to Optometrists