Optometry researchers at City, University of London have received a £112,000 grant from Fight for Sight to develop an eye tracking platform for detecting and monitoring age-related eye disease.
Called the Eyecatcher computer program, researchers showed during a previous study the program was able to identify whether a person had glaucoma when watching TV. This new project will reportedly test the program on a larger group of patients to see whether or not it can pick up blind spots in patient's vision, as well as to refine and further develop the program's proof-of-concept.
During the project, researchers will also reportedly develop Eyecatcher Lite as an inexpensive version of the software to run on a tablet computer, and hope to make it available for free if it is a success.
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Source: City, University of London