The Real Eye Nano has been selected as a finalist in Biomedical Engineering for the SPIE Prism awards. It is a magnetic resonance inert eye tracking system- critical to studying cognitive disorders. It makes visual presentation and eye tracking possible in high-field magnetic resonance imaging applications.
This is especially important in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) as researchers study cognitive disorders associated with aging. Constructed entirely of glass and plastic, the Real Eye Nano is much smaller than previous technology, which allows it to be positioned and operated in very confined MR head coil spaces. A dielectric cold mirror allows a MR patient to view a visual presentation while the patient's eyes are simultaneously illuminated with near infrared (IR) light from an IR LED/ fused fiber cable / fiber bundle system. The reflected IR is collected by a miniature multi-Element lens and imaged onto a wound bundle image guide coupled to a MR compatible IR camera. The output is then relayed to an eye tracking computer.