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SMARTPHONE VISION TESTING

QUICK EYE SCREENING FOR VISUAL ACUITY
WHAT IS VULA VISION?

A quick eye screening on a smartphone and/or tablet to screen a patient’s visual acuity at a distance. Developed by Vula Mobile, the app calculates the visual acuity and highlights any decrease in distance vision at the end of the screening. The Vula Vision screening can easily be added to a user’s hearX clinical solution test battery and is integrated with the hearX mHealth Studio data management and reporting platform.

A quick eye screening on a smartphone
KEY FEATURES
QUICK AND EASY-TO-USE
User-friendly interface that provides screening results in less than 2 minutes.
COST-EFFECTIVE
Accurate screenings at a fraction of the cost.
CLINICALLY-VALIDATED
Validated against other visual acuity screenings.
INTEGRATED DATA MANAGEMENT
Central data, patient and facility management, through mHealth Studio App and Cloud platform.
LIGHT PERCEPTION
Screening automatically continues to light perception screening if the patient is unable to complete the acuity screening.
AVAILABLE OFFLINE
Once installed, the app is available offline, enabling use in remote and unserved areas.

SENSORY SCREENING FOR EYES AND EARS

Vula Vision integrates with hearScreen® to allow rapid hearing and vision screening from one device.
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SENSORY SCREENING FOR EYES AND EARS

AWARDS

  • 1st Prize for SAB social innovation awards 2013
  • Impumelemlo social innovation gold award 2013
  • Shuttleworth foundation Flash grant 2013
  • 2014 DG Murry Trust Research Grant
  • 2015 Seed award (Kenya)
  • 2nd price best social enterprise
  • Africa Entrepreneurship award 2015 (Marocco)
  • 2015 App of the Year
  • 2016 Clearly Vision Prize
  • Amazon City on a cloud 2016 Award
  • Impumelemlo social innovation gold award 2017
  • 2019 App of the Year
RESEARCH VALIDATION
COMPARING THE PEEK ACUITY AND VULA VISION MOBILE APPS FOR VISUAL ACUITY TEST ACCURACY, FAIL RATE AND TEST DURATION
William Mapham, MBChB DipOphthal FCOphth
De Wet Swanepoel, PhD
There was no statistically significant difference between the LogMar scores obtained using the Peek Acuity or Vula Vision acuity tests. Based on a fail criterion (>0.2 Logmar) the pass and fail outcomes were significantly associated between Peek Acuity and Vula Vision tests with an 92% overall correspondence. Vula Vision test was 23% faster on average compared to Peek Acuity test.

Download the white paper study here.
White paper study comparing Vula Vision and Peek Acuity apps
WHY USE DISTANCE VISION SCREENING?
Distance vision screening is different to screening for other forms of vision such as reading, colour, contrast and visual fields. Different parts of the eye enable you to see clearly and the eye lens can change shape to help focus on nearby and distant objects. To screen for distance vision the lens needs to be in a relaxed state, usually performed in a specialised eye clinic at a distance of 6 metres.
Image of the eye with description lables
As a screening test and to be practical in a general medical clinic setting, the Vula Vision screening is being conducted at 2 metres, the shortest distance at which the lens will remain in the relaxed state. A screening performed at less than 2 metres would cause the lens to change shape and would start a near vision screening, used for reading.
Image of two people, distance vision screening taking place
SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR
Dr William Mapham is an internationally recognized ophthalmologist with a longstanding academic track record and extensive experience in rural health care. Dr Mapham is also the co-founder of Vula Mobile.
DR WILLIAM MAPHAM
Specialist Ophthalmologist,
FC Ophth DipOphthal MBChB
Senior Researcher Stellenbosch University,
Department of Public Health and Health Systems
Co-Founder: Vula Mobile
Want to know more about Vula Vision - click here.
Good vision is a necessity for people to play an active role in our increasingly digital world. The first step is to make it easy for health workers with no specialist training to conduct vision screening. The Vula Mobile screening tool does exactly that, helping identify people in need of eye care and linking them to optometry and ophthalmology services so that their vision can be improved.
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MHEALTH STUDIO

Vula Vision is launched from mHealth Studio, which allows seamless synchronisation between the smart device and Vula Vision, ensuring all test and patient records are accessible from the cloud.

mHealth Studio is included for free with your purchase of any hearX® software. It allows for data capturing, management, surveillance, referrals, report generation and secure usage anywhere, anytime.

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PRICING

Vula Vision is a hardware and software solution, annual software packages are based on volume usage.

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