iPod with video or iPhone
• Connect it via a composite AV cable and expereince a hands-free 35″ inch theatre-like movie experience with full stereo sound
RC (Radio Controlled) Planes, Helicopters, Cars, Tanks, Boats and etc
• Attach a wireless spy cam and connect a AV receiver to your video eyewear to add a whole new dimension to fun
Laptops and desktops
• With the Argo PC/3D and Cinema 2 you are able to play games in 3D and use your computer in private in public places
• Enjoy your favourite movie, TV show or music video clip while running on a treadmill or peddling an exercise bike.
Dentist, doctors and other medical professionals
• For over 10 years thousands have used video glasses to distract patients from pain ! (See below)
Dental Patient Pain Distraction and Entertainment
For over ten years, since the introduction of i-Glasses and other video glasses / eyewear, these product types have established themselves as the premier patient pain distraction and entertainment system within the dental industry. The reason for this is simple; these product types are the only video entertainment device that can both immerse and focus the patient’s attention away from the procedures being performed. Over the years, the video glasses / eyewear have become much lighter, affordable and comfortable. Thousands of dentists, hygienists, doctors and nurses are using these products worldwide.
i-Glasses used on a dental patient
How does the video glasses / eywewear work ?
Full-screen images are compressed into tiny microdisplays and then those images are then enlarged using optical elements that enable the eyes to perceive a much larger image – typically bigger than the equivalent of a 35-inch TV. With our current range we have products that can project images equivalent to a 80-inch
TV.Kopin’s Cyberdisplay Technology
Basically when worn, your patients will have the illusion of being at the movie theater instead of your dental surgery. This will truly relax them and get their mind off the procedure being performed in their mouth.
Our video glasses / eyewear range are easy to setup, clean and to use. It connects with any device that supports a composite AV output such as a DVD player, VCR, set top box, intraoral camera, iPod with video and much much more.
“Fear and anxiety often inhibit patients from seeking dental care. Audiovisual (A/V) distraction techniques have been shown to reduce patient anxiety and pain during dental procedures.” – American Dental Association
Anesthesia Progress – Article: pp. 113–117 | Abstract – The Effect of a New Type of Video Glasses on the Perceived Intensity of Pain and Unpleasantness Evoked by a Cold Pressor Test – concludes “….the use of distraction by means of video glasses is able to reduce the perceived intensity of pain and unpleasantness.”
Paediatric dental specialist Dr James Lucas has a very high-tech, calming strategy for young patients in the chair. Offer the patient a pair of ‘video glasses’and earphones, and they are easily distracted. James can always fall back on behavioural management techniques – the conventional needle, sedation in the form of laughing gas and, in some cases, general anaesthesia. But the majority of patients choose the video.
A study was published in the Journal of the American Dental Association on the beneficial effects of video glasses / eyewear on dental patients. The results of their study were as follows:
• Subjects reported less anxiety and discomfort when using the A/V glasses system than when they did not.
• Most subjects preferred to use the A/V equipment rather than receive traditional treatment.
• The clinician experienced no significant technical interference during the use of the A/V device.
• The use of the A/V glasses led to decreased treatment time in the first one-half of the procedure.
• The system appeared to lead to some decreases in the physiological parameters over the course of treatment, with the highest systolic blood pressure occurring after the condition with no use of A/V glasses.
For more detailed information click HERE to download the PDF file: Effects of Audio Visual Distraction During Dental Prophylaxis by Cathryn L. Frere, B.S.D.H., M.S.Ed.; Richard Crout, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D.; Jack Yorty, D.D.S., M.A.; Daniel W. McNeil, Ph.D.
“Dentists have discovered a new weapon for fighting plaque and promoting return office visits…via…i-glasses” –Time Magazine
“Patients request the glasses. They love it!” –Brina Larsen, DDS
“i-glasses take the patients’ mind off their mouth.” –CNN NEWS
“It really focuses them and pulls them away. It’s the ultimate distraction… and it really makes our work easier. We can just go to town.” D. McCarthy, DDS
“Watching a movie while he worked on my teeth made a usually unpleasant situation much more bearable. Plus it allowed the dentist to more fully concentrate on doing his work. It was like sitting in a movie theater about 15 rows back! I actually enjoyed going to the dentist! It was fun and I even look forward to my next visit!” Thomas S., Dental Patient
More patients for you
Before performing your procedures, ensuring your patients are as comfortable and relaxed as possible would most likely be one of your top priorities. The use of video glasses / eyewear to achieve this is particularly effective and also it could promote more regular visits from your patients, lower nitrous costs and increase referrals.
If you would like any further information or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.