ABOUT OUI Inc.
OUI Inc. is Japanese medical startup founded by opthhalmologits from Keio University School of Medicine. We team up with professionals in the fields of Medicine, Engineering and Business. Our vision is to protect health of patients all over the world through our technologies and solutions focused on ophthalmology.
WHAT WE DO
OUI Inc. is a japanese medical startup founded by ophthalmologists from Keio University School of Medicince. We team up with professionals in the fields of Medicine, Engineering and Business. Our vision to protect health of patients all over the world through our technologies and solutions focused on ophthalmology. We invented Smart Eye Camera (SEC), smartphone attachment medical device which uses light source and camera function of the smartphone to observe the anterior segment of the eye with equal function to Slit-Lamp Microscope. Thre are 43 million people blind worldwide, and the figure is going to increase to 120 million by the year 2050. More than half of these patients are blind because of the reasons which are preventable and curable, since they are residents in the marginalized areas suffering from access to eyecare itself. We aim to make a difference to this situation with our Smart Eye Camera. In collaboration with ophthalmologists, non-ophthalmologist medical doctors, and healthcare workers all around the world, we delivere proper eyecare to these patients and overcome 50% of the world blindness!!
４ CORE VALUES
- Collaboration and Co-Creation Across Disciplines and Borders
- We co-create new value by collaboration among medicine, engineering, and business professionals and by partnering with ophthalmologists, non-ophthalmologists, and healthcare workers all over the world.
- We always pursues Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), which we consider the most important basis of medicine.
- Continuous Contribution to the Development of Medical Science
- We put the highest priority on serving patients and pursuing continuous action to solve issues until the end.
- Pursuing Jitsugaku (実学) through Actions
- As a startup from Keio University School of Medicine, we pursue “Jistugaku”, one of the key philosophies of Keio University, through continuous/intensive actions.
Jitsugaku ( 実学 )
Jitsugaku is a way of learning about the world pursued by Keio University’s founder Yukichi Fukuzawa through the application of reason, observation, and verification, and it stemmed from his desire to break free of the Confucian ideals that informed scholarship in 19th-century Japan. Jitsugaku is science in the truest sense of the word and a powerful tool in Keio University’s never-ending search for practical solutions to real-life problems.
OUI INC TEAMS
清水 映輔 / Eisuke Shimizu
CEO, Co-founder (MD,PhD)
Ophthalmologist, MD and PhD. Bilingual in Japanese and English. Specialized in Dry Eye Disease. Co-founder of OUI Inc. in 2016. During medical support activities in Viet nam, discovered problems in eye care, and commercialized the Smart Eye Camera as a solution. He is also involved in basic research using animal models. Currently, project Lecturer at Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine.
中山 慎太郎 / Shintaro Nakayama
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. Speaks 4 languages: Japanese/English/Spanish/French. Currently, researcher at Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine.
丹治 信 / Makoto Tanji
Chief AI engineer (PhD)
D. in Engineering from the University of Tokyo. Engaged in research on natural language processing and information visualization as a researcher at the Center for Structuring Knowledge, The University of Tokyo; worked as a web and machine learning engineer at Wantedly, Inc. and joined OUI Inc. in 2019. He is a researcher at the Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Keio University.
鹿嶋 一成 / Issei Kashima
Graduated with International Business major from Augsburg College (MN, USA). Study abroad term at Sophia University (Tokyo, JP) Former sales in SoftBank Corp., 5 years experience in International Sales, Joined OUI Inc. from 2019. He is also a professional ice-hockey player of the Yokohama GRITS (#13)
佐藤 奈緒子 / Naoko Sato
Business Strategy Manager
Graduated from Gakushuin Women's College. After working for a major travel agency in corporate sales (mainly overseas tours and overseas expansion support) and stationed in Ho Chi Minh City, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, she joined OUI Inc. in 2020.
横岩 良太 / Ryota Yokoiwa
Chief Hardware Engineer
D. in Design Engineering from Kyoto Institute of Technology. He has worked in digital fabrication at FabLab Setagaya and TechShop Japan, Inc. and joined OUI Inc. in 2020.
濱島 尚人 / Naoto Hamashima
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.
小山 恵蓮 / Helene Koyama
Public Relations Manager
Graduated from Sophia University. Bilingual in Japanese and French. After working in marketing at Cybozu, Inc., she launched and supported public relations for several startups. She joined OUI Inc. in 2020.
縣 直道 / Naomichi Agata
Sub-chief AI engineer
M.S. (Engineering) from Keio University. Engaged in service development as a backend engineer and machine learning engineer at Wantedly Inc. and Henry Co. He joined OUI, Inc. in 2020.
石川 敬規 / Toshiki Ishikawa
Sub-chief AI engineer
Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Science and Technology. He was engaged in the development, maintenance, and operation of securities settlement systems at Goldman Sachs Japan Services Co. He is a Kaggle Competition Master and a researcher at the Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine.
豊澤 彩乃 / Ayano Toyosawa
Responsible for East Africa
Graduated from the Japan Women's College of Physical Education, and after 2 years in Uganda as a JICA Overseas Cooperation Volunteer, she worked in education in East Africa after teaching and social experience in Japan. She joined OUI Inc. in 2022.
戸澤 小春 / Koharu Tozawa
Intern / Keio University
Currently a student at the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University. Her second language is Korean (Chosun), and she has passed the Korean Language Proficiency Test TOPIK Level 6. She has been working at OUI Inc. as an intern since 2021.
中原 楊 / Yo Nakahara
Intern / Keio University School of Medicine
Trilingual in Japanese, Chinese and English. Currently a student at Keio University School of Medicine. After working as an engineer and new business development intern at a digital health venture company, he is currently conducting research on medical AI at the Department of Augmented Intelligence at Keio University School of Medicine (MD-PhD) and has joined OUI Inc. as a research assistant.
小島 祐依 / Yui Kojima
Intern / Nippon Medical School
Currently a medical student at Nippon Medical School. Aiming to become a doctor who can transform his clinical, research, and business activities, he studied medical business in an entrepreneurial organization while conducting research in a university laboratory.She joined OUI Inc. as an intern in 2022.
石丸 莉奈 / Rina Ishimaru
Intern / Keio University School of Medicine
Currently a student at Keio University School of Medicine. While studying basic medical science at the university, he joined an entrepreneurial organization and a financial organization at the University of Tokyo to learn about business startups and business. She joined OUI Inc. as an intern in 2021.
Minister of Digital Award at the Well-being & Age-Tech 2022 Award
1st Prize in ASIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2022
Tokyo Venture Technology Award
Good Design Award 2022
East Japan Research Medicine Training Consortium "12th Summer Retreat" Unique Award
"KPMG Global Tech Innovator Competition in Japan 2022" Presentation Excellence Award
The 5th Japan SDGs Award" SDGs Promotion Vice Director-General (Minister of Foreign Affairs) Award
2nd Prize, Ophthalmology AI Contest (2nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Ophthalmology AI)
Industry CoCreation Summit KYOTO 2021 "Social Good Catapult" 3rd Prize
Industry CoCreation Summit KYOTO 2021 "Catapult Grand Prix" 5th Prize
Seed Prize, Vision Hacker Awards 2021 for SDG 3, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
First Prize, "Real Tech Catapult," Industry CoCreation Summit FUKUOKA 2021