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Journal of Healthcare Engineering
Volume 2018, Article ID 9481328, 10 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9481328
Research Article

Vision Diagnostics and Treatment System for Children with Disabilities

Institute of Informatics, The Silesian University of Technology, ul. Akademicka 16, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland

Correspondence should be addressed to Pawel Kasprowski; lp.lslop@iksworpsak

Received 14 July 2017; Accepted 22 October 2017; Published 10 January 2018

Academic Editor: Sławomir Wilczynski

Copyright © 2018 Pawel Kasprowski and Katarzyna Harezlak. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Vision plays a crucial role in children’s mental development. Therefore, early diagnosis of any vision disparities and implementation of a correct therapy is very important. However, carrying out such a procedure in case of young children and especially children with brain dysfunctions poses some limitations due to cooperation problems. The vision diagnostics and treatment (VisDaT) system presented in this paper is meant to help therapists in proper diagnosis and treatment involving such children. It utilizes a computer connected to two monitors and equipped with a specialized software. The main system components are as follows: an eye tracker recording child’s eye movements and a digital camera monitoring online child’s reactions. The system is equipped with a specialized software, which creates the opportunity to stimulate children’s vision with a dedicated stimulus and post hoc analyses of recorded sessions, which enable making decision as to the future treatment.