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Self-adjustable eyeglasses | by Nadya Peek
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Self-adjustable eyeglasses

So the Kopernik came to guest lecture in our prosthetics class, which I suppose could also be loosely defined as a medical devices class. They are distributing these self-adjustable glasses for around 19 dollars each. The design uses membranes you can adjust by varying the pressure applied by silicone oil injected into the adjacent cavity. Its method is similar to the one patented by Saul Griffith while he was a student, and later that day it led to some discussion on patents, their original intended purpose and their later use as trading cards-- it's a mess, that's the overarching conclusion.

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Taken on February 24, 2010