Under the magnifier: ClearView C

Under the magnifier: ClearView C

With the first generation of ClearView, Optelec became a market leader in desktop digital magnifiers. Our mission: to develop a successor. We created an new archetype – the new standard for the market.

Seeing opportunities

Relaxing with the newspaper, reading your own handwriting. This is what the video magnifier offers the user. Developments in screen and camera technology offer opportunities for a lighter, more compact and more modern product. Opportunities for an even better product than the extraordinarily successful ClearView+, which we previously developed with Optelec. In this way, the company can maintain its market share and tap into new markets.

Lighter, more space

Early on in the creative process, in collaboration with users, we sought an optimal spatial layout. This created a new archetype: a lateral C-form arm connects the display to the moveable reading table. A simple, clear solution that gives the user maximum freedom of movement. The clever combination of aluminium and plastic elements ensures a slender form and a very low weight.

X-Y puzzle

The incredibly flat reading table is full of innovations. The resistance of the X and Y directions can be adjusted separately. Vibration absorption for a perfectly still image, also at 50x magnification. Modular assembly for ‘flat-pack’ transport and product options. A detachable, wireless control panel with clearly visible and tactile buttons.

Typically a design challenge in which the technical-functional puzzle is closely linked to the search for ergonomic advantages and an attractive look & feel. Integrated product development!