Looky book

The Looky Book has a vibrant 12.5 inch full HD touch screen and multiple camera’s to suit all situation. The main camera can be used as a standard desktop magnifier and the flip-up camera offers distance view and mirrored view.

The high contrast tactile and touch screen controls make the vast array of functions easy to use. From basic functions as high contrast modes to OCR and text-to-speech.

The foldable design and included carrying case make the Looky Book the ideal companion to use at home and take with you to work, school and on holidays. The detachable, rechargable battery pack ensures a true mobile experience.

Main specifications

  • Foldable design for easy set up and compact transport
  • 12.5 inch IPS anti-glare full HD touch screen
  • 13 Megapixel auto-focus Ultra HD 4K camera
  • Full A4 OCR and text-to-speech capabilities
  • Near view distance view and mirror view modes
  • Flip-up camera for distance view and mirror view modes
  • 1 – 60x near view magnification (depending on angle)
  • up to 18x distance view magnification (at 5m distance)
  • Photograph and 16 high contrast modes
  • User defined high contrast favourites
  • Panning in live view and frozen or stored images
  • Reading line and mask functions
  • Text relocation and find functions
  • Up to 2GB of image storage and playback
  • High contrast design and buttons
  • Detachable, rechargable battery pack
  • Up to 5 hours of continuous use time
  • 3 hours full charge time
  • HDMI, USB and SD-card input
  • HDMI output

Frequently asked questions

An electronic magnifier is a magnifying aid that consists of a monitor and a camera above a table. An electronic magnifier is sometimes referred to as a ‘TV magnifier’ or ‘CCTV’ (Closed Circuit Television).

You place the object you wish to view (such as printed or handwritten text or a photo, etc.) on the table. The magnified object is then displayed on the monitor, with more contrast if you so require.

Electronic magnifiers have a range of functionality. All have a number of high-contrast modes that are ideal for reading text. These high-contrast modes increase the contrast to make the letters more legible. A range of contrasting text and/or background colours are also available. In addition to offering increased contrast, electronic magnifiers also have photo modes for the display of photos and other image material in bright colours. Electronic magnifiers with a text-to-speech function are also available.

When you see 30% or less you could get a reimbursement from the health insurance.

Visus is the medical term for eyesight; it is mostly expressed as a decimal number. (Visus smaller = 0.3)

First of all, people with low vision for whom glasses or a handheld magnifier is no longer sufficient. Our electronic magnifiers are used by people with disorders such as macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts.

At home, work, school and elsewhere.

The costs of electronic magnifiers are reimbursed by all healthcare insurers. The electronic magnifier must be prescribed by a specialist recognized by the healthcare insurer to qualify for reimbursement, such as the ophthalmologist or other physician who is treating you.

If there is a medical indication, your ophthalmologist or specialist in ophthalmology will provide you with an Aids Ordinance 8 A

(8 A = regulation for magnifying visual aids).

What is an electronic magnifier?

An electronic magnifier is a magnifying aid that consists of a monitor and a camera above a table. An electronic magnifier is sometimes referred to as a ‘TV magnifier’ or ‘CCTV’ (Closed Circuit Television).

How does an electronic magnifier work?

You place the object you wish to view (such as printed or handwritten text or a photo, etc.) on the table. The magnified object is then displayed on the monitor, with more contrast if you so require.

Electronic magnifiers have a range of functionality. All have a number of high-contrast modes that are ideal for reading text. These high-contrast modes increase the contrast to make the letters more legible. A range of contrasting text and/or background colours are also available. In addition to offering increased contrast, electronic magnifiers also have photo modes for the display of photos and other image material in bright colours. Electronic magnifiers with a text-to-speech function are also available.

When do I qualify for an electronic magnifier?

When you see 30% or less you could get a reimbursement from the health insurance.

Visus is the medical term for eyesight; it is mostly expressed as a decimal number. (Visus smaller = 0.3)

Who use electronic magnifiers?

First of all, people with low vision for whom glasses or a handheld magnifier is no longer sufficient. Our electronic magnifiers are used by people with disorders such as macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts.

Where can electronic magnifiers be used?

At home, work, school and elsewhere.

Are the costs of an electronic magnifier reimbursed?

The costs of electronic magnifiers are reimbursed by all healthcare insurers. The electronic magnifier must be prescribed by a specialist recognized by the healthcare insurer to qualify for reimbursement, such as the ophthalmologist or other physician who is treating you.

Which conditions must be met by applications for electronic magnifiers?

If there is a medical indication, your ophthalmologist or specialist in ophthalmology will provide you with an Aids Ordinance 8 A

(8 A = regulation for magnifying visual aids).

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