WHAT WE DO
Blindness continues to remain a major problem worldwide.WHO announced that at least a billion people have a visual impairment that can be prevented or has yet to be addressed. Over half of these blindness incidents were caused by cataracts.
We found that one of the major problems is that there is no diagnostic device in the areas where blindness is increasing.Therefore, we invented a solution that has the potential to overcome this problem. The solution, Smart Eye Camera (SEC), is a smart phone attachment that can record and evaluate ophthalmological images and video to help make a diagnosis online.
SEC makes it possible diagnose diseases in the eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea, anterior chamber, iris, cystal lens and anterior vitreus due to its portable slit-lamp comparable to that of professional grade slit-lamp microscope... all within a smart phone attachment.It is a Japan approved medical device, with some of the toughest regulations worldwide, that was invented through the wisdom of the OUI Inc. founded doctors.
*CE Regulation 93/42/EEC
Dry Eye Disease diagnosis (Clinical study)
Shimizu E, Yazu H, Naohiko A, Yokoiwa R, Sato S, Katayama T, Hanyuda A, Sato Y, Ogawa Y, Tsubota K. Smart Eye Camera: A validation study for evaluating the tear film breakup time in dry eye disease patients. Transl Vis Sci Technol.10 (28). 2021.
Allergic Conjunctival Diseases valiation (Clinical study)
Yazu H, Shimizu E, Sato S, Aketa N, Katayama T, Yokoiwa R, Sato Y, Fukagawa K, Ogawa Y, Tsubota K, Fujishima H. Clinical Observation of Allergic Conjunctival Diseases with Portable and Recordable Slit-Lamp Device. Diagnostics. 2021; 11(3):535.
Using in animal experment
Sato S, Shimizu E, He J, Ogawa M, Asai K, Yazu H, Rusch R, Yamane M, Yang F, Fukuda S, Tsubota K, Ogawa Y. Positive Effects of Oral Antibiotic Administration in Murine Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease. Int. J. Mol. Sci. Int. 2021, 22(7), 3745.
Anterior chamber depth and iridocorneal angle valiation (Clinical study)
Shimizu E, Yazu H, Aketa N, Yokoiwa R, Sato S, Yajima J, Katayama T, Sato R, Tanji M, Sato Y, Ogawa Y, Tsubota K. A Study Validating the Estimation of Anterior Chamber Depth and Iridocorneal Angle with Portable and Non-Portable Slit-Lamp Microscopy. Sensors. 2021; 21(4):1436.
Cataract diagnosis (Clinical study)
Yazu H, Shimizu E, Okuyama S, Katahira T, Aketa N, Yokoiwa R, Sato Y, Ogawa Y, Fujishima H. Evaluation of Nuclear Cataract with Smartphone-Attachable Slit-Lamp Device. Diagnostics. 2020; 10(8):576.
Validation study in animal (Dry Eye Diease mouse model)
Shimizu E, Ogawa Y, Yazu H, Aketa N, Yang F, Yamane M, Sato Y, Kawakami Y, Tsubota K. "Smart Eye Camera": An innovative technique to evaluate tear film breakup time in the murine dry eye disease model. PLoS One. 2019 May 9;14(5):e0215130.
Yazu H, Shimizu E, Sato S, Naohiko A, Katayama T, FukagawaK, Ogawa Y, Tsubota K, Fujishima H. Clinical Observation of Allergic Conjunctival Diseases with Portable and Recordable Slit-Lamp Device. ARVO2021. 2021/5
Shimizu E, Yazu H, Naohiko A, Tanji M, Sakasegawa A, Nakayama S, Ishikawa T, Yokoiwa R, Sato S, Hanyuda A, FukagawaK, Fujishima H, Sato Y, Ogawa Y, Tsubota K. Innovative artificial intelligence-based cataract diagnostic method uses a slit-lamp video recording device and multiple machine-learning. ARVO2021. 2021/5
Shimizu E, Yazu H, Naohiko A, Ishikawa T, Tanji M, Naomichi A, Sakasegawa A, Nakayama S, Yokoiwa R, Sato S, Hanyuda A, Asai K, Sato Y, Ogawa Y, Tsubota K. Challenge in the development of artificial intelligence to diagnose dry eye disease. The 7th Asia Cornea Society Biennial Scientific Meeting. 2021/4
Shimizu E, Yazu H, Naohiko A, Ishikawa T, Tanji M, Sakasegawa A, Nakayama S, Yokoiwa R, Sato S, Hanyuda A, Asai K, Sato Y, Ogawa Y, Tsubota K. Artificial intelligence for cataract diagnosis using video and machine-learning. Japan Cornea Conference 2021. 2021/2.
Sato S, Shimizu E, Yazu H, Naohiko A, Yokoiwa R, Katayama T, Hanyuda A, Sato Y, Ogawa Y, Tsubota K. Smart Eye Camera: A validation study for evaluating the tear film breakup time in dry eye disease patients. Japan Cornea Conference 2021. 2021/2.
Shimizu E, Yazu H, Naohiko A, Tanji M, Sakasegawa A, Nakayama S, Ishikawa T, Yokoiwa R, Sato S, Katayama T, Hanyuda A, Fukagawa K, Fujishima H, Sato Y, Ogawa Y, Tsubota K. Artificial intelligence for cataract diagnosis using video and machine-learning. the 1st annual meeting of the Japanese society of artificial intelligence in Ophthalmology. 2020/11/29.
Shimizu E. Lightning Demo: Point of Care Diagnostics. TechEmerge Health East Africa Innovation Summit. 2020/10/28.
Shimizu E, Nakayama S, Kashima I. Startup role model pitch. Research Studio International Symposium on Entrepreneur-Fostering Programs and Ecosystem. 2019/12/14.
Yazu H, Okuyama S, Kitahara T, Shimizu E, Aketa N, Sato Y, Ogawa Y, Fujishima H. (2020). A comparative evaluation of cataract classification with the conventional slit-lamp examination and a portable medical device “Smart Eye Camera”. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 61 (7), 1858-1858.
Shimizu E, Yazu H, Fukagawa K, Fujishima H. Why the residents participated to the volunteer? A story of the medical support in Vietnam. APACRS 2019. 2019/10.
Shimizu E, Ogawa Y, Aketa N, Yazu H, Yang F, Tsubota K. Consecutive ocular phenotypes in chronic graft-versus-host disease murine model. The 123rd Annual Meeting of The Japanese Ophthalmological Society. 2019/4.
Aketa N, Ogawa Y, Shimizu E, Yazu H, Shimmura S, Tsubota K. "Smart Eye Camera" An innovative device to evaluate tear film breakup time in the murine dry eye disease model. Japan Cornea Conference 2019. 2019/2.
Shimizu E, Ogawa Y, Yazu H, Aketa N, Yamane M, Yang F, Tsubota K. Consecutive ocular phenotype of GVHD murine model. 7th International Chronic Ocular GVHD consensus meeting. 2018/5.
Dry eye disease
Giant papillary conjunctivitis
CEO, Co-Founder, MD, PhD
Ophthalmologist.Project associated lecturer at the Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine.
Research Associate in the Department of Ophthalmology Keio University School of Medicine. Speciality: Dry Eye Disease and Ocular Allergic Disease.
Co-founded OUI Inc. in 2016.
Achievement as a researcher
Director, Co-Founder, MD, PhD
Ophthalmologist. Full-time lecturer at the Department of Ophthalmology, Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine.
Ocular Allergic Disease specialist in the Department of Ophthalmology Keio University School of Medicine.Speciality: Cataract Surgery, Dry Eye Disease, Ocular Allergic Disease.
Co-founded OUI Inc. in 2016.
Achievement as a researcher
Co-Founder, MD, PhD
Ophthalmologist. Corneal specialist at the Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine.Speciality Area: Cataract Surgery and Corneal transplantation. Graduated from School of Medicine, Keio University. Co-founded OUI Inc. in 2016.
Business Strategy Manager
Graduated from Hitotsubashi University Faculty of Law. Former Manager of the New Business Development in Wantedly, Inc. Joined OUI Inc. from 2019.
VP of Global Business
Graduated from Hitotsubashi University Faculty of Law. Former COO/Vice President of Cross Fields. Experience in infrastructure projects in developing countries for 10 years in Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Mitsubishi Corporation, Joined OUI Inc. from 2019.
Graduated with International Business major from Augsburg College (MN, USA). Study abroad term at Sophia University (Tokyo, JP) Former sales in SoftBank Corp., 4 years experience in International Sales, Joined OUI Inc. from 2019. He is also a professional ice-hockey player of the Yokohama GRITS (#13)
Business Strategy Chief
Graduated from Gakushuin Women's College. Corporate sales in the major travel agency and resided in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Joined OUI Inc. from 2020.
Major in Design Engineering from Kyoto Institute of Technology. After working in digital fabrication for 5 years through FabLab Setagaya and TechShop Japan, joined OUI Inc. in 2020.
Chief AI engineer, PhD
Doctor of Engineering from the University of Tokyo. After working as a researcher at Center for the Structuring of Knowledge in the University of Tokyo and Wantedly Inc., joined OUI Inc. in 2019.
Public Relations Manager
Graduated from Sophia University. After working at Cybozu Inc. in marketing and Wantedly Inc. in public relations, joined OUI Inc. in 2020.
Business Development Manager
Graduated from Cornell University. After working for IT planning division at a Japanese SIer and a foreign logistics company, currently works for Salesforce.com. In 2020, he joined OUI Inc. He is also a professional ice-hockey player of the Yokohama GRITS (#51) and the Chief Operating Officer of ABeatus Inc.
Smart Eye Camera on CE Marking
Donating Japanese glasses to Malawi in collaboration with MEGANE TOP
OUI Inc. won Seed Award at Vision Hacker Awards 2021 for SDG 3
OUI Inc. had scientific presentations at ACS 2020 and ARVO 2021
Research paper has been published in the journal “Translational Vision Science & Technology”
Started Planning New Pilot in the Republic of Guinea
Launching new pilot projects in Kenya!
Research paper has published in the journal “Diagnostics”
Launching of an ophthalmology project for Indios in Brazil
Research paper has published in the journal “Sensors”
OUI Inc. won “Real Tech Catapult” at ICC FUKUOKA 2021
SEC Online Training for Mozambique Expansion!
Conference Presentation: Japan Cornea Conference 2021
OUI Inc. selected by IFC’s TechEmerge Health East Africa!!
OUI Inc. has won Tokyo Venture Championship 2020!!!
SEC will visit Democratic Republic of the Congo!!!
Released Our New Promotion Movie!
Appeared on the POC Diagnostics session in TechEmerge Health East Africa Innovation Summit
Update: OUI Inc. will appear in the Panel of Point of Care Diagnostics in IFC TechEmerge Health East Africa Innovation Summit!!
Awarded as Eye health hero 2020 changemaker from IAPB
Release of promotion video of OUI Inc./Smart Eye Camera!!
1st clinical paper of the Smart Eye Camera was published!!
OUI Inc. got selected as finalists of IFC TechEmerge Health East Africa!!
SEC is now applicable to iPhone8 and iPhone SE!
Debut on FutureIoT, international IoT media from Singapore!!
NEWS RELEASE: Smart Eye Camera got listed in the Valued Supplier List of IAPB for the first time as a medical device from Japanese Corporate
Courtesy Visit to the Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique in Japan
Event Report: Special Conference “The Expected Role of Startups from Medical School in Republic of Malawi”
Introduction of SEC on youtube!
SEC Visited Nairobi!!
The first encounter of Smart Eye Camera in Africa!!
Vietnam Volunteer Surgeries
OUI Inc. participated in 32nd APACRS in Kyoto, Japan
First original article about Smart Eye Camera
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting 2019