Nicholas Durr is now working for PlenOptika--a startup company commercializing the QuickSee autorefractor.

From 2011 to 2014, Nick was an M+Vision Fellow at MIT, where he developed novel optical technologies to fulfill unmet clinical needs. He was the principal investigator of two projects:

  1. Advanced Endoscopy Systems: Using concepts from computer vision and biomedical optics, we created novel endoscope technologies for improving adenoma detection rates in screening colonoscopy. We developed a technique, called Photometric Stereo Endoscopy (PSE), to rapidly acquire the 3D topography of a wide field of view. PSE has the potential to increase lesion contrast as well as improve computer aided detection algorithms for automatic lesion detection. read more...
  2. Eyeglass Prescriptions at the Push of a Button: We developed a low-cost, portable device called the QuickSee for automated measurement of refractive errors. The QuickSee was designed for use in low-resource settings, like India and China, where glasses are affordable but there is a shortage of optometrists to provide prescriptions. read more...