WITH GUIDANCE FROM
Glaucoma Monitoring System
TONO is a "tele-medical" product system for people living with glaucoma that provides an at-home solution to eye-pressure measurements and medication monitoring.
10 weeks — Fall 2019
This was a solo project. With this project, my goal was to improve my 3D modeling skills with the practical design goal of having an impact on people with Glaucoma. I referenced emerging technologies to inform the feasibility of all design.
How might we design a product for people living with glaucoma that provides an actionable relationship with their disease development and treatment.
Leading cause of blindness in the US.
People in the US living with this vision disease.
Eye exam pressure tests are stressful and take place only every 3 months.
Eye drops are required multiple times a day but with no obvious impact.
Glaucoma happens too slowly to notice but it is impossible to get vision back.
Referencing Emerging Tech:
Rebound Pressure Technology
The iCare Tonometer IC100 uses an emerging technology called rebound technology. Instead of painful air puff tests, rebound technology uses a probe to bounce off the lens of an eye to test pressure.
It allows for more often, and more comfortable pressure tests at the optometrists office.
How TONO Works
TONO's primary goal is to shorten the feedback loop between medication and disease condition, offering an actionable relationship with their condition, daily.