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This originally started as a school project in 2007
This was a process in which the VR display was adjusted so that people with low vision could see more easily. Mounted with a camera this was a very effective method. We had one test on a friend with low vision and it worked very well. As the technology grew more available this did become cheaper but we stopped once the project was over in 2007. A standard resolution 640x480 head display and color camera were used originally. Due to advances in retinal prosthesis and surgeries we deemed it a useless concept and it was bulky. Now it is 2015 and the with the use of android phones and Google cardboard it has made it possible for everyone to try this concept out.
Near Sighted -VR Augmented Aid:
Are you legally blind? Do you have low vision or can only see things up close ? Then this app might be for you. NearSight is an application that works with your phone and the OpenDive VR display or any DIY VR displays. It uses the camera on your phone and displays the front image to the phone screen in stereoscopic. We feel that with time we can develop more devices and/or applications which will help people with visual or eye disabilities. What you need for the App: An Android phone A head mount display compatible with a phone screen Adobe Air Start up the app and it's good to go. Tap the center of the screen to exit. No ads & Open source. To download the FLA file please visit the following link. This is also a great way to create augmented reality applications.
In light of some new information we have taken down the open source link which was originally posted on April 27th 2014. Although I was the creator of this concept using the open dive which pre-dates the google cardboard, I am just glad these concepts and software are helping so many people. I just wish credit was given where credit is due. Lesson learned...
Considering the situation I recommend the app "SuperVision for cardboard" seeing as they have added many features which may be beneficial to you.
Make your own VR display: 3D print Open Dive: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:96878
Google I/O Cardboard:
Warning: Please note you have no peripheral vision while using this application. Some may experience headaches or motion sickness with prolonged use.