With his experience in the fields of optoelectronics and medical laser applications, Daniel AÏT-YAHIATENE imagined in 2002 a portable vision aid system that would generate and project images directly onto the retina. He initiated research and designed a device that was difficult to miniaturise compared to existing technologies. The project was put on hold and then reactivated in 2008 when technological advances made it possible to envisage a reduced system suitable for everyday use.
The project acquires maturity and is rewarded nationally in 2010 and 2011 by the competition organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and BPI. LightVision is created in November 2011.
To offer all people suffering from visual impairment and legal blindness a vision aid that can be adapted to each patient, thanks to cutting-edge technology, enabling them to regain their autonomy and considerably improve their quality of life.