Around 10% of people – i.e. seven million in France and 700 million people worldwide – suffer from dyslexia. When they read, a mirror image appears over the text on the page, creating confusion and adding significant complexity to the reading. Bringing together more than 20 years of R&D, Lexilight is a lamp designed specifically to help people living with dyslexia. Its technology combines both pulsed and modulated light, making it possible to erase this mirroring effect. The result is an enhanced reading experience for almost all dyslexic people across all types of reading material.
Dyslexia affects 10% of people worldwide.
Dyslexia is a very common condition.
On average, this disability affects the reading abilities of three children per school class in France, commonly leading to learning difficulties and a loss of self-confidence. Dyslexia isn’t an illness as there are no curable solutions but only ways to help performing day-to-day activities. Therefore, Lexilife wants to give every dyslexic person, regardless of their age, an improved reading experience, allowing them to enjoy reading any type of material.
The first device that corrects perception instantly.
A non-dyslexic person has one dominant eye sending key information essential to good reading skills to the brain. A dyslexic person, on the other hand, has two dominant eyes that send two different streams of information to the brain simultaneously. This confusion is behind the two opposing visuals, creating mirror images and disturbing the reading process.
The perception of a non-dyslexic person
Interpretation of the perception of a dyslexic person
How does it work?
The Lexilight lamp can correct this problem by allowing the brain to process information as if it came from the single dominant eye. Its pulsed and modulated light reduces the mirroring effect that dyslexic people experience when reading.
The light waves emitted by the lamp’s LEDs can be configured and tailored to the vision of the user. The lamp can adjust to several LED parameters, including their refresh rate, so that one eye can take precedence over the other to reduce the mirroring effect.
Two easy-to-use controls allow users to match the lamp to their personal vision profile by making fine adjustments to light wave pulse and modulation.
The system also works effectively with screens.
Adults spend an average of 5 hours viewing screens, and children 4 hours. Dyslexic people also face reading challenges while on screens, and therefore it is important to improve their experience on these devices too. To that end, the lamp has been designed to be positioned vertically facing the screen. Reducing screen brightness also boosts the effectiveness of the lamp.
A simple portable solution
Since Lexilife’s wish is to help dyslexic people in their everyday lives, the lamp has been designed with mobility and durability in mind to be easily used at home, in the office and in the classroom. It comes with a robust case for easy transport and plugs in instantly.
90% conclusive tests.
Lexilight has been tested with more than 300 people and enabled 90% of them to read correctly, relieving their dyslexia and giving them back the pleasure of reading. Lexilife is now conducting clinical trials alongside healthcare experts with medical device certification in the pipeline
At the same time, a scientific board is being formed to further explore the exciting potential of this discovery.
100% Made in France
The Lexilight lamp is manufactured in Brittany by L’atelier du courrier, an ESUS (Solidarity-Based Enterprise of Social Utility) company in which 98% of employees are themselves disabled. Lexilife currently has 200 pioneering clients and works with a panel of health care professionals which includes speech therapists, orthoptists and occupational therapists.
A support community to assist dyslexic people and provide them with a shared forum.
Lexilife partners with a number of dyslexic support organisations to raise awareness of dyslexia and gradually releases its lamp worldwide. Our mission is to ensure that as many people as possible are able to try this life-changing technology.
For more information, visit: https://lexilife.com/fr/p/22-associations
Lexilight is available at €549 and comes with a free 1-month trial.
Lexilight also comes with a 10-year warranty.
Founded in 2018 by Jean-Baptiste Fontes and developed as a start-up within the Thomas Watt Lighting Pro company, Lexilife has created the first reading aid lamp for the 10% of the population who suffer from dyslexia equating to seven million people in France, and 700 million worldwide. Developed out of 20 years of research, the effectiveness of the Lexilight lamp is scientifically proven. In line with social responsibility, Lexilight also launches and leads a collaborative R&D program using gathering personal experiences from people affected by dyslexia and the results of scientific research as part of continuously improving the product. Lexilight is manufactured in Brittany by L’atelier du courrier, where 98% of employees are themselves disabled. Lexilife currently has 200 pioneering customers and works with a panel of health experts, including speech therapists, orthoptists and occupational therapists.