About Us

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Our mission is to improve the quality of life for millions of patients with visual disorders.

Over ten years of research and development has been done at the leading hospital for ophthalmology in the United States.

Our Company Story

Heru is a spinoff company from the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Bascom Palmer is ranked the number one eye hospital in the U.S., and where our AI driven diagnostics and vision augmentation platform is in development.

Our technology is the culmination of over ten years of clinical and scientific research and development. This effort is led by Heru’s Founder and CEO Mohamed Abou Shousha, MD, PhD, associate professor of clinical ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

After years of feeling limited by options to help improve his patients’ lives, Dr. Abou Shousha became inspired and he and his team of leading physicians, scientists and engineers set out to develop Heru’s artificial intelligence (AI) powered wearable device.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the millions of patients with visual defects and disorders. Heru’s first commercially available product is a visual field test taken with a wearable device. Additional diagnostic and vision augmentation products are planned.

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We are driven by innovation and our goal to provide physicians and patients with cutting-edge technology to help improve access to eye care.

In addition to our current visual field test, Heru is developing AI-driven applications for our technology platform. This includes:

Remote eye exams
Diagnosis of double vision
Real-time vision correction

Our goal is to help patients have better access to eye care so they can increase their functionality and mobility.