Improving the lives of people who suffer from computer intolerance
When it comes to recovering from a concussion, one of the persisting
symptoms is the inability to look at a computer screen – a symptom that
is often referred to as “computer intolerance”. With most monitors
having a refresh rate of 60 Hz, the constant flickering can be a painful, if
not impossible, experience. This widespread symptom can prevent
concussion sufferers from returning to work and/or school.
At Iris technologies, we are committed to using assistive technology to
help individuals suffering from a concussion or computer intolerance
reclaim their lives in our digital world.
David Goldband is an accountant with
Grant Thornton LLP who suffered a concussion playing hockey in January 2017.
In this video he shares his story.
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“This device has potential to address common visual symptoms
experienced by persons with concussion or migraine syndrome"
Richard Riopelle – The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
"The Iris Monitor is much easier for me to use then a regular screen.
My eyes and brain don't fatigue as quickly and I find it soothing to look at.
Using the Iris Monitor helped me gradually increase my screen time with fewer headaches
than using a normal monitor. I plan to continue to use the the Iris Monitor throughout my recovery and after."
Erin Heximer - Iris Technologies Monitor User.
"These results are very encouraging as they indicate there may be a
technology that allows PCS sufferers with photophobia and screen
intolerance to return to work or school faster."
Dr. Charles Tator -
neurosurgeon and Director, Canadian Concussion Centre.
"Our students found it to be very helpful to use during their concussion recovery as a return to learn tool.
Specifically, the students found that reading was much easier to do for longer periods
of time as compared to reading off of traditional monitors."
"The Iris screen was an amazing aid in my recovery from a concussion.
It allowed me to get back to work full time much quicker."
Michael Goldband -
Iris Technologies Monitor User.