The Lumenarium: The official blog of Lumetrics, Inc.

Lumetrics Obtains Patent for Wavefront Sensor Contact Lens Measurement System

Posted May 15, 2015 by Kristin

Lumetrics was awarded a patent for an apparatus that measures the optical performance characteristics and dimensions of an optical element using a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor and a low coherence interferometer. This is a major improvement on current manufacturing inspection methods, especially for the contact lens and intraocular lens industries. Read More

filed under: contact lens measurement system, Lumetrics, Patent Approval, Wavefront Measurement Articles

How We Can Use Light to See Inside the Human Body (Gizmodo)

Posted March 05, 2015 by Kristin

Human flesh is opaque. As any good dictionary will tell you, that means it has the quality of "not transmitting light; being impenetrable to sight." Well, forget that: scientists now can use light to see inside objects that were traditionally off-limits to the human eye—including our bodies.

filed under: medicine, Non contact thickness measurement, Optical Interferometry, Optics

"Roc" the Year of Light 2015 in Rochester

Posted February 26, 2015 by Kristin

The international year of light is a global initiative to increase awareness and education on the many ways light effects our world.  Rochester, being a huge player in the world of optics, has a great website if you want to get involved in activities surrounding the international year of light.  Check out the site:  Roc the YOL

filed under: international year of light 2015, #iyl2015, new york photonics, Optics, Photonics, Photonics, rochester regional photonics cluster

Contact lens technology will help people see with inbuilt telescope

Posted February 14, 2015 by Kristin

A new contact lens is being developed by Dr. Eric Tremblay (a designer) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology that may help people see that suffer from age-related macular degeneration.  The contact lens features an inbuilt telescope.  Read more here

filed under: age related macular degeneration, contact lens, Lumetrics Inc., Opthalmic Device Innovation, Opthalmics

Optical Measurement, For The Win: Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge vs. The OptiGauge™

Posted February 04, 2015 by Kristin

There are many types of thickness measurement- one of those being ultrasonic thickness measurement.  Ultrasonic thickness measurement has many benefits, but falls short in a few critical areas where optical thickness measurement excels.  Here are the details:

filed under: Non contact thickness measurement, Optical Inspection, Thickness Measurement, Ultrasonic thickness measurement gauge replacement, ultrasound

How It's Made: Fiber Optics

Posted February 03, 2015 by Kristin

One of our rock-star engineers, Clark, sent me this video today because he thought it was really interesting- it shows how fiber optics are made.  I'd have to agree that it is a pretty fascinating video.

filed under: fiber optics, manufacturing, Optics, optics and photonics, Thickness Measurement

Medical Design Briefs Features Lumetrics Article: Non-Contact, Light-based Measurements for Medical Balloons and Catheters

Posted December 11, 2014 by Kristin

One of the most prevalent measurement devices in a medical balloon or catheter manufacturing facility is the micrometer gauge. It is simple and inexpensive. But, this measurement technique is subject to a high degree of operator variability. Another limitation is that it measures total thickness only, and not the actual individual wall thickness. Furthermore, a micrometer compresses the measured part, and must, by design, come into contact with the material. The micrometer does not provide engineers with the precise and detailed information they need to develop and improve production processes. What other issues are there? Read More

filed under: catheter inspection, Engineering, medical balloons, medical design, medical device inspection, Non contact thickness measurement

Next: The 10 Crazy Medtech Ideas That Could Disrupt Medicine

Posted December 09, 2014 by Kristin

This is a fun summary of 10 great new ideas in the medical device industry that could really change your life.  As we look back on 2014 and forward to 2015 we should keep these technologies in mind.  All of them use photonics at their core.

filed under: innovation, Medical Device, Thickness Measurement

Coolest Technologies of 2014 | Qmed

Posted December 03, 2014 by Kristin

There are technology breakthroughs, and then there are jaw-droppingly amazing technology breakthroughs.

filed under: coolest technologies 2014, qmed, technology, Thickness Measurement

In Rochester, New York, Experiments Mimic Cosmic Explosions and Planetary Cores

Posted November 11, 2014 by Kristin

Amazing work going on at U of R.  The official New York Photonics blog authored by, Thomas Battley elaborates that: "Researchers in Rochester, NY are finding ways to understand some of the mysteries of space without leaving earth."  Read the full article here.

filed under: Optics & Photonics News