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Mobile device attached on the computer monitor to aid in preventing myopiaReason for this technology, a combination of the following Singapore was the first country in the world to acknowledge that myopia was not only inherited Could also be caused by prolonged exposure to close work A combination of genetics and environment (lifestyle)Myopia affects 25% of 7 year olds, 33% of 9 year olds, 50% of 12 year olds and more than 80% of 18 year old males in SingaporeImportant to cultivate good eye habits from young
34% of P1 students myopicIncreased to 66% for P6 studentsLong periods of intense near-work :like reading, watching the television or computer usageMyopia progressed more rapidly during the school term than during summer vacation
Use of computers are growing at a rapid rate:85% of 10 to 14 year-olds use the computer88% of households with school-going children own at least 1 computerFocusing on images in computer
PHYSICAL: Usually takes place in schools or at home and going too near to the screens or focusing on the images for long periods without rest is detrimental to the eyesSocial: May take place when the child is alone but adults might also be around to supervise
There are very few devices in the market which can prevent myopiaMore affordableLess bulky2. Our device helps a child cultivate good eye habits from young. This will have a significant impact during his growing up years3. Parents can supervise their kids even if they are at workParents do not know the recommended distance themselvesParents are willing to spend on their children?Few devices preventing myopiaHelps cultivate good eye habitsParents cannot be around to supervise all the timeParents are unsure of the recommended distanceEasy to use
Device cannot be used for all of the activities of the childMyopia can still develop from other activitiesExpand design to be compatible with other objects like TV and booksChildren might still ignore warningUse more interactive graphics that appeal to children
Overview and reason<br />Myopia is a serious concern in Singapore.<br />The prevalence of myopia in Singapore is one of the highest in the world. <br />
Problem statement: People<br />Target group: 5 to 12 year old children<br />Myopia progressed more rapidly during the school term<br />Long periods of intense near-work<br />
Problem statement: Activities<br />Computer use<br />Computer Screen—causes greater eye fatigue than reading normal print in a book or magazine<br />
Problem statement: Context<br />Physical:<br />takes place in schools or at home<br />going too near to the screens<br />focusing on the images for long periods without rest<br />Social: <br />child is alone but adults might also be around to supervise<br />