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Automated Screening Test for Visual Problems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112042D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Sterrett, DA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Consider the use of LAN connections that are becoming common in many workplaces. They provide capability for periodic short eye test whose results can be captured and tracked. Tracking can be automated and trigger follow-up for an individual or group as required.

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Automated Screening Test for Visual Problems

      Consider the use of LAN connections that are becoming common in
many workplaces.  They provide capability for periodic short eye test
whose results can be captured and tracked.  Tracking can be automated
and trigger follow-up for an individual or group as required.

      Standard visual acuity test now in hardcopy form can be
digitized and supported thru VGA class of display.  This disclosure
pertains to use of a server to present, score, and collect data on
the user population visual acuity results.  Major components include:

1.  Library of standard test which can be scanned or computer
    generated.  (e.g.,  Big "E" chart with randomized letters).
    Other variations can include color discrimination and pattern
    discrimination.

2.  Periodic presentation program which on random or scheduled basis
    presents test patterns to user.  This can be implemented by a
    reminder to user which is repeated at intervals until the user
    takes the test for this cycle.  This program collects user
    responses and sends to central collection service machine.

3.  Central collection service machine would assemble answers and
    report to medical staff trends or changes either in one
    individual or a related group.  It can also provide statistical
    data if needed for government reports.  It would need to have
    standard security provisions due to the nature of the c...