News archive - March 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

How does vision impact Paralympic performance? Waterloo Optometry researcher sets out to measure visual impairment in Paralympic skiers

The women's visually impaired Super-G event at the 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships in La Molina, Spain. Henrieta Farkasova and guide Natalia Subtrova. Photo credit: Laura Hale.

Imagine standing at the top of a double black diamond ski run, descending 3,000 feet over bumpy and icy terrain, reaching speeds of 80 mph. Now imagine doing all of this blind.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Vision Science alumnus impresses Dragon’s Den with postal packaging technology

What can shippers and couriers save by shaving off a minute from every package they prepare for shipment?

Billions according to Chau Phan, a former PhD student and current postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry & Vision Science. Well worth the price of a single, easy to install Tricolops DIM-100 parcel dimensioner.

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