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The Iris Monitor

Our patent-pending, research backed E-paper secondary monitor reduces the negative health repercussions of using LCD screens for individuals recovering from a concussion.

INTRODUCING THE IRIS MONITOR An assistive device specifically designed to enable brain injury patients to use their computer without triggering their symptoms.

Our assistive technology consists of a 13.3 inch secondary computer monitor that is designed to be used concurrently or as a substitute to an LCD screen. The monitor uses E-paper technology, refreshing only when the content of the screen changes. The screen is also not backlit and simply reflects ambient light. Our monitor thereby reduces the number and severity of concussion symptoms triggered while using a computer by removing the screen’s backlight as well as its bright, flashing pixels. This allows users to reintroduce daily tasks and increase their level of productivity. Overcoming the obstacle of computer intolerance means users can reconnect with the world and return to work or school much sooner. This technology may also benefit chronic migraine sufferers as well as individuals who suffer from eyestrain caused by long-term computer use.


BACKGROUND A common symptom of TBIs is photosensitivity, which limits the use of computers and mobile devices that use LCD screens. This forces many patients to take time off of work as computer screens are a requirement for many jobs in the 21st century. The Iris Monitor is an alternative, secondary computer monitor that uses a different kind of screen technology, which is not backlit, thus reducing light sensitivity symptoms experienced during computer use.

MEDICAL RESEARCH A clinical validation study was completed at the Toronto Western Hospital in 2017 with Dr. Charles Tator. The study involved 29 participants who compared using a conventional LCD screen and the Iris Monitor. The patients completed a Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 3rd edition (SCAT3) and a questionnaire about their experience. The Iris Monitor enabled a less symptom-exacerbating reading experience and also triggered no new symptoms, compared with the LCD screen. This study is now published in the Journal of Neurotrauma.

COVERAGE The Iris Monitor is designed to be a return to work device. Therefore, it can be covered through various methods including accident insurance (such as the OCF-18 code in Ontario), private healthcare, and employers. Key messages for funding are: (1) the persistent symptoms of light sensitivity (photosensitivity) (2) the failure of conventional methods for symptom management (anti-glare screens, eliminating blue light, or computer time pacing strategies) and (3) the requirement for the patient to use a computer at work daily.

Service and warranty will be provided by Iris Technologies. The warranty will last 1 year. Buyers have the option to purchase an extended warranty.

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The Iris Monitor

  • $2,260.00

  • Ex Tax: $2,000.00

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