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article imageAssistive technology manufacturer partners with optics company

By Robert Kingett     Oct 17, 2013 in Technology
Los Angeles - HumanWare announced a major strategic partnership with Essilor, the world's leading ophthalmic optics company. It becomes the majority shareholder of the company, specializing in assistive technologies for people who are blind or have low vision.
This new alliance offers greater global visibility for HumanWare products while promoting access for a larger number of people with visual impairments. The alliance will also accelerate investment in research and development to offer new and innovative high quality products for people afflicted with blindness and low vision.
For HumanWare, this partnership represents an opportunity to confirm its leadership in assistive technologies for the visually impaired. Along with the recent introduction of the new range of Prodigi digital magnifiers, HumanWare will significantly increase its market share in the rehabilitation sector and among eyecare professionals.
The new partnership has already enjoyed its first success with the awarding of the prestigious Silmo d'Or to HumanWare for its new 2-in-1 Prodigi electronic magnifier, which features an installation "wizard" developed with the collaboration of Essilor. Prodigi is an entirely digital personal vision assistant for people living with visual impairment caused by macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and other eye diseases.
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