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BBC Arabic interview Graham Morgan about ASTEROID project

The Asteroid project, led by Jenny Reed (Institute of Neuroscience) in collaboration with Graham Morgan and Craig Sharp (School of Computing Science), is a highlight of a BBC Arabic special report. The report highlights how everyday technology can present stereo vision tests to children using video games.

The interview can be viewed on YouTube here: 

The following is a brief description about the ASTEROID project: 

Stereo vision, often called 3D vision, is the ability to use both eyes together to see depth. Clinicians use specialised vision tests, called stereotests, to measure children's 3D vision in disorders like squint. Existing stereotests are not engaging for children and they may not understand the test or be willing to cooperate, for example by wearing 3D glasses. This means that the results are not always reliable and as such can prove to be problematic for clinicians who monitor progress, assess whether treatment is helping, and make clinical decisions such as when to operate. Dr Read and her research team are developing glasses-free 3D tablet computers to produce a fun and colourful stereotest, in the form of a game, for children. The device will be customised for each individual and will automatically adjust for any changes in viewing distance. As a result, the device will provide clinicians with more accurate data. This will help healthcare professionals to track the progress of treatment and make the best decisions.   

Child looking at vision test

published on: 9 September 2016