CatARact: Simulating Cataracts in Augmented Reality

Katharina Krösl, Carmine Elvezio, Laura R. Luidolt, Matthias Hürbe, Sonja Karst, Steven Feiner, Michael Wimmer
CatARact: Simulating Cataracts in Augmented Reality
In IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR)., pages 1-10. November 2020.
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  • Publication Type: Conference Paper
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  • Date: November 2020
  • Booktitle: IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR).
  • Call for Papers: Call for Paper
  • Event: IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR).
  • Open Access: yes
  • Pages (from): 1
  • Pages (to): 10

Abstract

For our society to be more inclusive and accessible, the more than 2.2 billion people worldwide with limited vision should be considered more frequently in design decisions, such as architectural planning. To help architects in evaluating their designs and give medical per-sonnel some insight on how patients experience cataracts, we worked with ophthalmologists to develop the first medically-informed, pilot-studied simulation of cataracts in eye-tracked augmented reality (AR). To test our methodology and simulation, we conducted a pilot study with cataract patients between surgeries of their two cataract-affected eyes. Participants compared the vision of their corrected eye, viewing through simulated cataracts, to that of their still affected eye, viewing an unmodified AR view. In addition, we conducted remote experiments via video call, live adjusting our simulation and comparing it to related work, with participants who had cataract surgery a few months before. We present our findings and insights from these experiments and outline avenues for future work.

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@inproceedings{Kroesl_2020_11_09,
  title =      "CatARact: Simulating Cataracts in Augmented Reality",
  author =     "Katharina Kr\"{o}sl and Carmine Elvezio and Laura R. Luidolt
               and Matthias H\"{u}rbe and Sonja Karst and Steven Feiner and
               Michael Wimmer",
  year =       "2020",
  abstract =   "For our society to be more inclusive and accessible, the
               more than 2.2 billion people worldwide with limited vision
               should be considered more frequently in design decisions,
               such as architectural planning. To help architects in
               evaluating their designs and give medical per-sonnel some
               insight on how patients experience cataracts, we worked with
               ophthalmologists to develop the first medically-informed,
               pilot-studied simulation of cataracts in eye-tracked
               augmented reality (AR). To test our methodology and
               simulation, we conducted a pilot study with cataract
               patients between surgeries of their two cataract-affected
               eyes. Participants compared the vision of their corrected
               eye, viewing through simulated cataracts, to that of their
               still affected eye, viewing an unmodified AR view. In
               addition, we conducted remote experiments via video call,
               live adjusting our simulation and comparing it to related
               work, with participants who had cataract surgery a few
               months before. We present our findings and insights from
               these experiments and outline avenues for future work.",
  month =      nov,
  booktitle =  "IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
               (ISMAR).",
  event =      "IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
               (ISMAR).",
  pages =      "1--10",
  URL =        "/research/publications/2020/Kroesl_2020_11_09/",
}