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dc.contributor.authorRoss, David A.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-02T01:31:30Z
dc.date.available2016-11-02T01:31:30Z
dc.date.issued2016-10-18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/55996
dc.descriptionPresented on October 18, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in Suite 100 in the College of Design building, 512 Means Street.en_US
dc.descriptionDavid A. Ross is a Research Scientist at Atlanta VA Rehab R&D Center.en_US
dc.descriptionRuntime: 48:03 minutesen_US
dc.description.abstractAs people age, their ability to adapt to widely-changing light levels can diminish. Pupil response times increase and the pupil will not open as widely nor close as tightly as the person ages. Further, with age-related retinal diseases, the retinal cells much more slowly to changing light levels. This can make it seem like the sun is painfully bright when going outdoors, and that inner lighting conditions are not bright enough when going indoors. For some, it may take from one to three minutes for their eyes to adapt when going outdoors, or coming inside. Since moving about safely is linked to functional vision, people with this problem must stop and wait for their eyes to adapt before continuing to walk. We developed dark-adapting glasses to address this problem. In tests of this technology, we have found that for a majority of people with this problem, the developed dark-adapting glasses help them function more normally.en_US
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dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDATHAen_US
dc.subjectBlindnessen_US
dc.subjectFunctional vision lossen_US
dc.subjectLight sensitivityen_US
dc.subjectLow visionen_US
dc.titleDark-Adapting Glasses for Persons with Light Adaptation Problemsen_US
dc.typeLectureen_US
dc.typeVideoen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Design and Technology for Healthy Aging Initiativeen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Accessen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameAtlanta VA Medical Center. Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitationen_US


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