MIT Media Lab Spinoff EyeNetra Raises $2M

Aditi Pai | MobiHealthNews | July 1, 2013

Somerville, Massachusetts-based EyeNetra, which has developed a mobile-enabled eye diagnostic tool raised $2 million in funding last week, according to an SEC filing. EyeNetra hopes to serve the 2.4 billion people worldwide that don’t have glasses, but need them.

The MIT Media Lab Camera Culture Group spinoff allows anyone to take an eye exam using the device, Netra-G, that connects to a smartphone. Netra-G measures nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. After the test, the companion app connects the user to healthcare providers and vendors depending on his or her eye condition on a cloud-based program Test2Connect.

In 2011, the Camera Culture group developed a smartphone peripheral, Catra, that detects cataracts. MobiHealthNews reported last year that future diagnostics from EyeNetra might include a cataracts diagnostic test and retina related diagnostic tests...