Evaluation of Head-Mounted Displays for Macular Degeneration: A Pilot Study

Howard Moshtael-Oskui, Lanxing Fu, Ian Underwood, Baljean Dhillon

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Abstract / Description of output

Head-mounted displays are increasingly available and have been proposed as a platform for a new class of low vision aid. Two kinds of head-mounted display, smart glasses and a smartphone-based headset, are evaluated here in terms of their visibility and desirability for users with age-related macular degeneration. This evaluation is performed through a test to measure the extent of visibility of the screens, through a reading speed test and through a questionnaire. All but one of the participants could read from the displays and see at least 45 % of at least one of the screens. The majority found it easier to read from the displays than from paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in Medicine and Healthcare 2016.
Subtitle of host publicationInMed 2016.
EditorsYen-Wei Chen, Satoshi Tanaka, Robert J. Howlett, Lakmi C. Jain
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-39687-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-39686-6
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2016
EventInternational Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare - Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
Duration: 15 Jun 201617 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026


ConferenceInternational Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare
CityPuerto de la Cruz
Internet address


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