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Ergonomic BIO Adapter

The Ergonmic BIO Adapter (Erg BIO) came to VehiCLE as an alpha prototype consisting of a mirror and a 3D printed attachment arm that attached to a BIO device to change the angle of light going into the BIO so that a clinician could stand straight up and look into a patient's eye while the patient is laying on their back.   This allows for a more ergonomic position for the clinician during lengthy retinal exams.  The goal for this project was to come up with a solution that did not flip the orientation of the image produced by the BIO and would attach securely to the BIO device.

Our design encorporates a pentamirror design so that the image orientation is unchanged, but the angle is change up to 110 degrees.  The pentamirror housing slides on to an attachment clip, which attaches to the bio itself.  This allows for the pentamirror housing to remain the same regardless of BIO brand, and the attachment clip can be altered.  3D printing was utilized for the housing pieces, and high quality low profile first surface mirrrors were custom sized for the device.

This design was created in house is being tested by the inventor.

Pentamirror Angles                               110 Degree Pentamirror Angles:

Housing and Attachment Clip
                  Erg Bio Adapter on BIO

Bio with Adaptation in Use on a Model

Next Steps:
The Erg BIO is being marketed to an outside company and is being adapted to fit on different models and brands of BIOs.  The device can also be adapted for other fields of use.

Provisional Patent Application: Provisional: 63/596,010 and 63/645,629

Technology Transfer Specialist: Grace Yeh