In 1986, during founder, Phil Jones’ final year of pro-football in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos, the team was introduced to Sports Vision Training using a vision/reaction training device called the “Eyespan” by trainer Karen Muncey. The purpose was to improve the athlete’s reaction time and other Dynamic Visual skills including speed of recognition and peripheral acuity. After using the device as part of their training, the athletes, including Phil, were impressed by the immediate improvement of these skills. After observing the positive response to this new piece of equipment and the impressive programme that Karen had developed to monitor results, Phil saw great potential for it in the field of high performance athletics.
Upon retirement from a 7 year career in the Canadian Football League, Phil acquired the rights for the “EYESPAN” and assembled a multi- disciplined team, comprised of industrial designers, opthamologists, sports trainers and after four years of Research and Development, the DYNAVISION 2000 made its debut . The DYNAVISION 2000 was designed as a tool to enhance Visual awareness of athletes but it soon found an application in the world of rehabilitation services.
The product was noticed by Mary Warren. Warren is the Occupational Therapist who defined the field in occupational therapy (OT) called Visual Field Deficit to help people adapt to their environment with a portion of their visual field missing. She had concluded that the Dynavision™ was the best product she had seen to helping patients cope with visual field loss due to post stroke symptoms, traumatic brain injury (TBI), etc. Warren has had a brilliant career in teaching her courses at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and around the world using the Dynavision™ as one of her main rehabilitation devices. Warren’s discovery has led to over 800 hospitals across North America and internationally to acquire and integrate the DYNAVISION as part of their Rehabilitation Programs and Services.
Dynavision International LLC success has continued to progress. Today, over 800 units have been sold throughout the world. The Dynavision™ has proven, for over 20 years that it is a valuable evaluation and training device in the fields of high performance, rehabilitation and military and police training.
Due to growing demand in all areas, the Dynavision™ has been taken to a new level and evolved into the D2 Model. The D2 includes cutting-edge technology, light-weight and robust materials, and new and improved programs while keeping the original simplicity of the first product in tact.