Senaptec announces the availability of Senaptec Quad Strobe eyewear. The stroboscopic eyewear features lenses that are segmented into quadrants that can be independently controlled for precise customization.
Featuring liquid crystal technology, the lenses flicker between clear and opaque in order to remove visual information and force an individual to process more efficiently. This allows the user to select regions of strobing to customize a performance or therapy activity.
Each lens in the Senaptec Quad Strobe is segmented into quadrants. From the glasses themselves or using the Senaptec Strobe App, the user can activate each region independently and customize the occluding patterns desired.
The eyewear can be programmed to the specific visual demands of a particular sport to help improve one’s reaction time, spatial awareness, balance, and visuomotor skills, according to a media release from Senaptec.
“Consider a person wanting to work on their peripheral vision. With the Senaptec Quad Strobes, you can block the medial visual field and Strobe your peripheral vision. Or consider a basketball player who needs to keep their eyes up. The segmented lenses can be easily programmed to consistently block the lower field of view while strobing the upper region,” explains Joe Bingold, CEO of Beaverton, Ore-headquartered Senaptec, in the release.
In addition, the eyewear can be used by health professionals to help patients recover from injuries, such as an ACL tear.
Dr Dustin Grooms, a research faculty member at Ohio University, notes in the release that, “The brain fundamentally changes in how it processes information from an injured knee… The idea is to use these glasses to visually distract these patients, so their brains will rewire back to their original state.”
Functional neurologist Dr David Rosenthal adds that, “The Senaptec Quad Strobes are an essential part of my armamentarium in evaluating, managing, and supporting complicated clinical cases. The variability of the lenses allows me to isolate each quadrant and apply a specific therapeutic input.”