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Abstract--Convergence insufficiency is characterized by an inability to maintain effortless alignment of the two eyes
 

Summary: Abstract--Convergence insufficiency is characterized by an
inability to maintain effortless alignment of the two eyes
(binocular convergence) while performing near tasks.
Conventional rehabilitative vision therapy for the condition is
monotonous and dull, leading to low levels of compliance. If
the therapy is not performed then improvements in the
condition are unlikely. This paper examines the use of
computer games as a new delivery paradigm for vision therapy,
specifically at how they can be used in the treatment of
convergence insufficiency while at home. A game was created
and tested in a small scale clinical trial. Results show clinical
improvements, as well as high levels of compliance and
motivation. Additionally, the game was able to objectively
track patient progress and compliance.
I. INTRODUCTION
A. Physical Rehabilitation
A large percentage of the population suffers from injuries
and neuromuscular disorders which require physical
rehabilitation exercises [1]. During this rehabilitation, the
patient must perform the same, often monotonous, routine

  

Source: Allison, Robert - Department of Computer Science, York University (Toronto)

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Biology and Medicine