THE CHRONICLE HERALD: Halifax company explores use of virtual reality in eye testing

Read the original article here Despite the rapid uptake of digital technology in many of today’s biggest industries — with gaming and entertainment leading the way — the healthcare sector is slow to adapt to change. Halifax-based Electric Puppets, headed by CEO Ryan Cameron, aims to help them on their way. The company, under Cameron’s direction, offers solutions to real-world problems by harnessing… Continue reading]]>

Electric Puppets joins Tech Revolution Panel at BioPort 2018

Ryan Cameron CEO, Electric Puppets Ryan Cameron has been a serial innovator since 1997. In 2000, Ryan led a team to create the first interactive versions of the beloved Little Golden Books for Disney Interactive, and then became CTO of an international US based firm that delivered online education to fortune 100 corporate employees. Ryan was CTO of online educational companies for the next 10 years before starting his own innovative online educational company, and advised on international boards and organizations as well. Ryan created online educational products that won numerous awards and helped hundreds of thousands of fortune 500 employees learn important new skills in multi-year award winning online programs. Ryan joined Copernicus Studios in 2013 and led the interactive division to create one of the first speech recognition engines tuned to children’s voices to empower early literacy applications, and then founded Electric Puppets in 2016. Ryan is an avid rare book and antique collector and lives on an acreage in Chester, Nova Scotia. Read the BioPort 2018 press release here ]]>

ENTREVESTOR: Bringing VR to the Eye Doctor

Read the original article here Virtual reality and augmented experiences have revolutionized entertainment and gaming industries. Now, Halifax entrepreneur Ryan Cameron is working on bringing this technology to a clinical setting. His company Electric Puppets uses VR and eye-tracking technology to improve on the basic tests patients take when they visit the eye doctor. “In current cases, they’re using tests that are over 100 years old,” Cameron said in an interview. “It’s a combination of lenses, physical equipment, dials and whatnot.” Continue reading]]>

CKBW: Electric Puppets pairs with IWK Eye Care Clinic

Read the original article here Virtual Reality is coming to Nova Scotian Health Care. Ryan Cameron and his Electric Puppets won $50,000 from the Spark Innovation Challenge. He paired with the IWK Eye Care Clinic to improve their diagnostic and therapeutic tools. He says it will let them track patient’s eye movements and pupil dilation. “That gives us all kinds of diagnistic data about conditions and things they have in their eyes, including things like alignment,” he said. “In some ways an unprecedented amount of data compared to the current tools they have.” Other sparks winner from the South Shore include Finleaf Technologies, Nexus Robotics and Suru. Spark funds technology-based businesses in early stages of development. They first launched in Cape Breton in 2014 and have expanded across the province.]]>