Tech Launch Arizona Special Event: Lunch & Learn: An Inventor’s Eye Toward Helping the Legally Blind to See

    Date: 
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:00pm
    Location: 
    Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)
    Registration: 

    Register online

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    Description: 

    A Discussion with James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences Professor Hong Hua and Gary Foster of eSight

    Lunch will be provided for advance registrants.
     
    For those who are legally blind or have impaired eyesight, low vision has an immense impact on an individual’s mobility, independence, ability to function in the world and quality of life.
     
    Professor Hong Hua, recognized for her research in innovative 3D display technologies, complex visualization systems and novel image acquisition systems, worked with graduate student Jason Kuhn to develop a technology that has enabled the creation of the latest generation of best-in-class near-eye optics.
     
    Working with Tech Launch Arizona, the University patented the technologies and licensed them to eSight Corporation.
     
    Join us for lunch and a discussion with Professor Hua, hear her story and learn what it takes to take ideas from the lab to the world for maximum impact. 
     
    Gary Foster, one of eSight’s most prolific users and Customer Success Team Manager, will be speaking about the impact eSight has had on his life, and the lives of those around him. Gary will be joining us via Zoom.

    Kennedy Nyairo, TLA Sr. Licensing Manager for the College of Optical Sciences, will moderate our discussion.

    Who should attend?

    While this talk will be geared toward faculty, researchers, graduate students and staff, all are welcome.  

    Lunch will be provided for advance registrants, sign up using the form on this page. Thank you! 
     
    Event Contacts:
    Ellen Ogley
    Adminsitrative Associate
    520-621-7262
    Speaker Bio(s): 
    • Hong Hua, Ph.D.; Entrepreneur and Professor of Optical Sciences
    • Gary Foster; eSight User and Customer Success Team Manager
    • Kennedy Nyairo; TLA Sr. Licensing Manager, James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences