VisionSim by Braille Institute

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Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

Relies upon the phone's camera (along with digital filters) to allow a user to experience the symptoms of eye disease, and to see the world through the simulated eyes of a person experiencing one of nine degenerative eye conditions.

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Languages

English

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with English

Cost

Free

Developer

Evil Genius Technologies (EGT), USA
(Based in United States)
http://www.evilgeniustechnologies.com

Funder

Mobile App Development Team, Braille Institute of America [USA-based patient group specialising in visual impairment]

Medical Adviser

Mobile App Development Team, Braille Institute of America [USA-based patient group specialising in visual impairment]

Features

Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Information Information

Summary

Relies upon the phone's camera (along with digital filters) to allow a user to experience the symptoms of eye disease, and to see the world through the simulated eyes of a person experiencing one of nine degenerative eye conditions (cataracts, Charles Bonnet syndrome, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, haemonymous hemianopia, retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, macular hemorrhage, and retinal detachment). Also provides information about these eye diseases, including associated visual phenomenon, causes, symptoms, and treatments.


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Reviews

Reviewer: Braille Institute of America, USA
Review: “This app of ours was designed to foster understanding and compassion for the millions of people affected by these eye conditions.”
Source: PatientView survey, July-August 2012
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://www.brailleinstitute.org
Reviewer: Patient group specialising in learning disorders, UK
Review: “It helps people realise how visually-impaired people (with problems such as cataracts) see.”
Source: PatientView survey, July-August 2012
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: -
Reviewer: Accessible Technology Coalition, USA
Review: Recommended by the Accessible Technology Coalition, USA
Source: http://bit.ly/NOVZrP
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/16e1yHC

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