An electronic consent platform using 3D animations which will help ophthalmologists and optometrists save time and resources is being developed by a Coventry business after receiving a grant.
Medical software specialists Optimed in Ansty Road, Wyken, which launched 17 years ago, creates 3D animations to educate patients about a wide range of subjects from cataracts and laser eye surgery to glaucoma and many other clinical procedures.
Until now, the business owners have ploughed their own savings into developing the company but after contacting the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) Growth Hub, they have been successful in receiving a grant for £23,659 through the Investment Fund under the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme which is funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The grant has enabled Optimed to develop its R&D service to improve the speed of content development and test its electronic/digital consent software solution. CAPTIV8 Consent will improve the process of medical consent and ensure patients better understand the risks and benefits of treatments delivered by clinicians.