WE CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT
We all know early detection is critical in the fight against breast cancer. However, monthly self-breast exams have left women in doubt – “Am I doing it right? How can I really tell if this is a change from last month? When should I see my doctor?" Our mission is to empower women with the life-saving knowledge of early detection. With the Eclipse, women no longer have to rely on only their hands and the annual mammogram.
We are creating a palm-sized home scanning device that creates a digital map of a woman’s breast with GPS-like precision. The Eclipse allows women to “see” what can’t be felt in a traditional monthly breast self-exam. Images are uploaded so changes can be monitored. If denser masses appear vividly on a computer or tablet screen, it will prompt users to seek a comprehensive diagnosis from a medical professional. As we all know – early detection in changes is key to saving lives.
The Eclipse device uses a 100% safe cross physics combination of sensors and low level photons (LED lights) to gather images and acquire data. It’s as simple to use as a digital camera and uploads just as easily. Simply move the Eclipse device over the entire area of each breast, and the images will automatically connect to make one large image of the entire breast that can be saved for reference. The only energy used in gathering these images is a harmless low-power LED light that measures micro-pressure points onto a soft sensor pad. It’s like having your hand become a digital camera that takes a picture of the pressure point as you scan the breast.
ECLIPSE IS SIMPLE
ECLIPSE ENHANCES THE STANDARD BREAST SELF EXAM
1. The Eclipse self-exam is easy and best performed while lying down. Place a pillow behind your left shoulder and arm.
2. Hold Eclipse in your right hand. Press the device at varying pressures on your left breast. Move the device in a top-to-bottom motion to ensure you scan the entire breast. Once you finish on the left side, switch the pillow to under your right shoulder and repeat the procedure on your right breast.
Option: You also can use the optional Eclipse “grid shirt” that helps guide you through a complete exam.
3. After you’ve finished scanning, transfer the images to the Eclipse software or to your Pink Cloud account. You can do this wirelessly or by connecting the Eclipse with the supplied USB cable. The Pink Cloud is our turnkey service that stores your images on our secure website and allows them to be reviewed by medical professionals.
ECLIPSE IS SAFE
The Eclipse combines patent-pending imaging and sensor technology into a simple and safe system that allows women to easily monitor their breast health.
The Eclipse uses no radiation or invasive technology, so women are able to use the Eclipse as often as they like without any risk of side effects. Scans are administered by applying moderate pressure while sliding the device in an overlapping pattern across the breast to produce a series of high-resolution deep-tissue images.
Images are created with TransPhotonic technology, a one hundred percent safe cross-physics combination of sensors and low-level photons that closely mimic the human touch. The sensors, however, are up to 5 times more sensitive than fingers, enabling the Eclipse to discover and capture images of small masses that could otherwise go undetected in a traditional manual self-exam. TransPhotonic technology was originally co-engineered by our founder, Ken Wright, for U.S. Navy submarines to “see” in murky-water and other obstructed situations.
ECLIPSE IS SMART
Within the Eclipse software, a series of images are precisely aligned using a GPS-like function to create a complete picture of the breast. Deep tissue masses are highlighted in the image, which can then be saved and monitored for changes as part of your monthly self-breast exam, or shared with a medical professional, or the Eclipse Image Review Service.
ECLIPSE'S PINK CLOUD ECOSYSTEM
The Pink Cloud is a networked breast health social ecosystem of Eclipse users. When a woman activates her Eclipse device, she automatically receives a Pink Cloud account. This turnkey service is as easy to use as iTunes and streamlines a woman’s ability to monitor her breast health. Images generated using the Eclipse are automatically uploaded to her personal, private account. Depending upon her preference, each woman may choose to keep her images private, share them with her doctor, use Eclipse’s review service or anonymously share them with other members of the Pink Cloud community.
ECLIPSE IS PRIVATE AND SECURE
Unlike traditional social media sites, the Pink Cloud is a safe, anonymous, member-only community.
ECLIPSE IS EMPOWERING
The Pink Cloud brings together the combined wisdom, strength, and compassion of women who have taken control of their breast health. Once logged in, women can:
- Access a secure area to upload and store scans directly from Eclipse. Once uploaded, they can monitor their breast health on a regular basis, share their scans with their doctor or subscribe to an image-review service in which medical experts provide analysis of their scans.
- Schedule automatic email and text reminders about self-exams.
- Provide their insights, ideas and opinions as part of a community to help us improve Eclipse and the Pink Cloud as we develop new features and services focused on early detection.
- Join our social network where they can share advice on how to better use the Eclipse, promote good breast-health practices and inspire other women to be proactive about their breast health.
Within the Pink Cloud Community, each user has an opportunity to ask and answer questions, seek and offer advice, solicit and provide counsel, and exchange referrals. In addition, the Pink Cloud hosts message boards, provides breast health information, and access to doctors.
Our aim is to make the Pink Cloud the destination site for breast health. Together, Eclipse and the Pink Cloud will become the forefront of early breast cancer detection.
ECLIPSE INVENTOR AND VISIONARY
Ken Wright is an accomplished inventor and visionary with a true passion for product development and industrial design.
With breast cancer awareness on the rise - and yet few innovative solutions on the horizon - Ken was inspired as a husband and father to utilize his skills as an innovator to make a better future for his wife and daughter, and generations of women ahead.
Ken has invented and contributed to award-winning product designs in industries ranging from automotive to aerospace, to telecommunications and healthcare. He also co-engineered an underwater laser scanning system for autonomous deep-sea exploration submarines which inspired Eclipse technology.
Ken also helped develop the first portable zinc-air fuel cell, the first full-motion teleconferencing system, and the first mobile satellite news vehicles. His “Edison” approach to code breaking and problem solving has made him an invaluable resource to such companies as Canon, AquaLung and NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems, LucasFilm, Paramount Pictures, Ford Motor Company and Disney.
Ken Wright: “Of all the projects I have ever worked on, Eclipse has the most meaning and value to me by far. The wonderful support we have gotten and continue to get will mean we can get this life-saving technology into women’s hands sooner than later. The Eclipse needs to exist now!”
AN INSPIRED TEAM
The Eclipse team is a collaboration of intelligent and passionate technologists, scientists, doctors, breast health advocates, sponsors and associates that are determined to help ensure Eclipse becomes a reality for millions of women and loved ones.
THE ECLIPSE STORY
What Inspired The Idea? Eclipse?
Ken Wright, the inventor of Eclipse, was involved in developing highly advanced sensor technology that allowed autonomous submarines to see through murky water. Not only could the sensors see through these obstructed situations, they could also discriminate between different materials and molecular properties of target objects on the ocean floor. That led to the big eureka moment when Mr. Wright realized he could modify this type of technology using harmless low level light (Photons) to look into the body, and in particular, the breast, to find specific cell targets and diseases like cancer.
The Eclipse Discovery
Soon after his eureka moment, Ken Wright got to work. Over the next decade and a half - through countless hours of R&D, proof of concept models and prototype efforts - Ken was able to put this life saving technology into the size of a computer mouse for the price of a low cost digital camera or phone.
Over 100 prototypes, proof of concept and experimental models have been iteratively developed to help us get to where we are today.
We have done extensive in-house alpha and beta testing at our Innovation Labs in San Diego, as well as collaborative testing and research with several major medical universities and cancer specialists.
We are now ready to put Eclipse into the hands of at least a thousand women to fully beta test the ergonomics and Pink Cloud experience using the Eclipse PS1 pilot program.
We are trying to break new ground and develop something that is undeniably needed: taking the guess-work out of self-breast exams with a simple and smart digital breast self-exam device. Like the now commonplace home digital scale, thermometer or blood pressure device, Eclipse delivers precise information that puts women in control of their health.
Where we are in development
Thanks to fully functioning prototypes and extensive testing, we are ready for our first beta pilot product, Eclipse PS1, to be manufactured in a limited production. A manufacturing plant in the US has been identified, and as soon as the funding is available, production can begin. A prototype of the Pink Cloud has also been in development and tested in preparation for the beta-tester community.
Our Mission and Goal
Our mission is to empower women with the Eclipse digital breast self-exam system. Our goal is to put working prototypes into the hands of 1000 women by the first quarter of 2014 to gain critical feedback to have the Eclipse prepared for full production by the fourth quarter of 2014. Our goal is to have over a million Eclipses in the hands of women by the end of 2015, and more than 20 million within fiver years. We will also create and distribute over 1000 community kits to developing countries by the end of 2015, and 100,000 kits within five years.
Eclipse technology will also be made available to the medical community with the goal of radically improving current mammography systems, as well as empowering women and their doctors to work together to deliver the most comprehensive breast health.
WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Help us make history for women everywhere by providing an effective means of early detection that leads to early treatment in the fight against breast cancer.
This is where we need your help. The Eclipse PS1 (Phase1) system is a non-medical, beta model device. We want to put the Eclipse PS1 technology into the hands of women and medical professionals as soon as possible to gather critical feedback.
We’re looking to raise $650,000 to finish the funding needed to get the Eclipse to market.
Become Part of the Eclipse Solution Team
Eclipse Early Adopter!
Make history by being the first to benefit from Eclipse! You will become part of a pilot team and learn how to use the Eclipse system and help us in the development of the final phase of Eclipse with your feedback! We want to know how you like the design, instructions, the Pink Cloud and educational components we make available. Your kit will include an Eclipse pilot system plus educational booklet and video.
What You Get
What is the Eclipse PS1 Beta
The Eclipse PS-1 is a beta model/system used for evaluation and feedback from women and medical professionals It's purpose is to get our technology into the hands of 1,000 women and medical professionals for important feedback that will ultimately help our final product. This will help the company grow its user experience smartly.
Getting early adopters in at this level has a huge win-win effect for both Eclipse and the women it will help. The whole purpose is to test and develop Eclipse iteratively until it is the best it can be.
The Eclipse PS-1 program is designed to take participants through a journey of learning and discovery about breast health. It is designed for both learning and input as the process moves forward. The Eclipse experience will guide participants through:
- Educational breast health subjects
- Interactions with the Eclipse engineering and medical professional team
- Help determine the final commercial Eclipse PS-2
NOTE: The Eclipse 1 device is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The FDA has not yet evaluated the Eclipse PS1 device, technology, services or statements. The Eclipse PS1 device is a pre-production model intended to be used by our pilot program participants, for the use of simulation practice, education and testing. Since the Eclipse PS1 works off of very low-level light (photons), there is no invasive or harmful technology involved. Our goal is to create a device commercially available FDA approved device that will act as a prompting tool for the user to seek professional medical attention if changes in the breast are seen and/or detected, and empower women to better monitor their breast health.
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What is the advantage of using the Eclipse over a traditional breast self-exam?
There are three key advantages:
- Eclipse sensors are three- to five-times more sensitive than the human touch. This means potential issues might be detected much sooner… you’re literally “seeing” what you otherwise might not feel.
- You can save your Eclipse images to monitor changes in your breast health from month-to-month.
- Expert advice is a click away using The Pink Cloud. You’re never alone to review your Eclipse scans. You can subscribe to our review service to share your images with an expert. Or share the images to help your doctor to locate your area of concern easier.
Does Eclipse diagnose cancer?
No. The Eclipse is designed to track changes in breast tissue, which may indicate a need for follow up by your physician. Eclipse should never be considered an alternative to normal diagnostic procedures like mammograms. Eclipse serves as a “prompting tool” to seek medical attention sooner if something suspicious appears.
How can Eclipse improve my breast health?
Eclipse creates a “digital” breast self-exam by creating digital images of your deep tissue. The images highlight differences in the tissue density to indicate where a potential issue might be. The goal is to identify possible masses earlier to prompt you to seek further diagnosis by your doctor. Eclipse images also can be saved so you can monitor changes from month-to-month.
Do I need a prescription to use the Eclipse?
No. Your health care provider may recommend that you use the Eclipse, but a prescription is not necessary to purchase or use the Eclipse.
Is Eclipse covered by insurance?
Currently, Eclipse in not covered by most insurance. Eclipse is new on the market and we’re working with insurance companies in hopes of making it eligible.
Eclipse Breast Health Technologies | FAQ 2
Why should I buy the first generation Eclipse rather than waiting for the FDA-approved version?
There is no better time than NOW to get a start with early detection. As a user of our first generation Eclipse model, you will have the earliest possible start at methodically monitoring your breast health! In addition, you will receive a free upgrade when the FDA-approved version is available.
When will Eclipse be approved by the FDA?
There is no estimated time for approval, although we don’t anticipate any significant delay. We are committed to working in partnership with FDA to ensure all of its questions are answered. We gladly support a rigorous FDA approval process to ensure we create the best product possible.
Is it safe to use Eclipse before being approved by the FDA?
The Eclipse technology is non-invasive nor causes any external issues with the skin. Because Eclipse involves very safe, common technologies, we are first distributing the device to early users, as is common practice for non-invasive type devices, to gather initial