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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 15

Proceedings of the 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

Towards Amblyopia Therapy Using Mixed Reality Technology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2018F335

Citation: Proceedings of the 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 15, pages 279282 ()

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Abstract. This paper presents an approach towards aiding the rehabilitation exercises in amblyopia care using mixed reality technology. The Lazy Eye Syndrome is tackled here through an interactive holographic application implemented on Microsoft HoloLens device. It provides an entertaining way for the handicapped eye workout as it is based on a simple game of skill. The game is designed in a way that the majority of aware-requiring objects and events are displayed for the cured eye only, remaining the other eye responsible for background and additional information perception. Such disproportion forces an increased activity of the lazy eye, which is to perform more movements and impose the brain to process the sight more extensively. The proposed prototype is an extension of a novel approach towards treating amblyopia, employing software-based stimulation techniques, which could be easily adapted to various age and ability correlated needs of the user, with minimal requirements regarding the exercise setting and preparation.


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