2021 Galleries

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Galleries // 2021 Spark:Spring Student // E-YES Amblyopia Trainer

E-YES Amblyopia Trainer

Winner - Silver

Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Chien-Chen Lai
Design Type: Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Ming Chi University of Technology (MCUT)
Team Members: Chien-Chen Lai, Fang-Ping Hsu & Prof. Kai-Chu Li

E-YES is a game-based aid to correct children's amblyopia through exploration and training. Various modular combinations encourage amblyopic children to perform visual zoom, dedicated eye muscle exercise, and color discrimination. The lens on both sides of the telescope work with AR transparencies for children to imagine and explore. The lens in the eye and the ciliary muscle is exercised when the eye switches between near and far objects, E-YES is also a vision detector. Regular testing tracks changes in children's vision and detects problems for early treatment.


Very well selected creative design research topic, problem, designated solution, application and execution. Very innovative, well formed design user-interface, & designated user-experience outcome. I appreciate that the trainer is analog. The design seems age appropriate. Clearer communication regarding how the training actually functions may have given the product a higher ranking...