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Apparatus for Enhancing Field of Vision for People with Usher Syndrome with MEMS technology

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201783D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 126K

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Abstract

The disclosed is a navigation tool that exploits a Field of Vision Enhancer capability that translates actual Field of Vision (FOV) surroundings into a meaningful central visual acuity. The tool helps people diagnosed with Usher Syndrome overcome mobility limitations.

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Apparatus for Enhancing Field of Vision for People with Usher Syndrome with MEMS technology

Currently, the general population of people with Usher Syndrome is classified as legally blind with Field of Vision (FOV) of 20 degrees or less. They have visual field defect which means the peripheral field is contracted. A person with (what is considered) normal vision usually has an FOV of up to or greater than140 degrees.

As a pedestrian, a person diagnosed with Usher Syndrome runs a far greater risk of serious injury from traffic - pedestrian accidents.

Currently there are no available navigation tools on the market to address the mobility problem for people with Usher Syndrome. There are no other patents that have the same invention.

The disclosed is a novel invention that exploits a Field of Vision Enhancer capability that translates actual Field of Vision (FOV) surroundings into a meaningful central visual acuity for the people who have Usher syndrome. This is an excellent navigation tool that helps people with impaired peripheral vision overcome mobility limitations.

The Field of Vision Enhancer (FOVE) system consists of:

• A contact lens with a built-in miniature charge-coupled device (CCD) camera

• A miniature liquid crystal display (LCD) screen on a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) technology device,

• An embedded computer

An embedded computer collects the "real world" FOV settings which is all of the points of the physical environment that can be p...