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Baltimore Business Journal: This Baltimore startup wants to bring a retinal scanner headset into your home

Sam Scott knows the value of a retinal scan.

The biomedical engineer was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease after a visit to an eye doctor. She calls herself a “scientist-turned-patient.”

Now, Scott and her company JuneBrain are working on technology that could one day bring retinal scanning into clinics, pharmacies and even homes.

Retinal scanners are the machines at the eye doctor’s office that take pictures of your retina. They’ve been around for decades and can help detect diseases like glaucoma. But Scott says they can also detect or track the development of diseases that can present in a person’s retina, like Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

JuneBrain is developing a wearable retinal scanner — similar to a VR headset.

After finishing her Ph.D. at the University of Southern California, Scott said she moved to Maryland to get married and work at the National Institutes of Health. In June 2017, she founded JuneBrain. This fall, the six-person company moved from Montgomery County to the UM BioPark, which is located just west of downtown Baltimore.

Read the full story from the Baltimore Business Journal.