Okko Health to test eye health app in space

Yvette Gonzalez, Plymouth University visiting researcher, exploring the Gruta do Natal cave 

Bristol-based Okko Health and the University of Plymouth were partnering on a project to test eye health and track disease detection in extreme environments, including a cave and outer space.

A smart phone app created by the eye health technology company measured vision across multiple dimensions and features a puzzle game to collect data and assess a person’s eye health.

The Okko app was created to monitor eye health at home and by testing it in extreme environments, scientists could validate its effectiveness in unusual conditions.

The app would first be tested deep within a cave, in preparation for launching it into space, where researchers would face similar challenges of confinement and limited equipment.

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