Through our Research Institute, we conduct studies designed to translate scientific findings and technological advances into useful solutions for people living with vision loss.
Our Awards honor excellence in translating research into treatment and rehabilitation, development of technology, and advocacy for people with vision loss.
- Bressler Prize in Vision Science
- Pisart Award in Vision Science
- Dr. Alan R. Morse Lecture in Advocacy
- Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research
A Hybrid Indoor Positioning System for the Blind and Visually Impaired Using Bluetooth and Google Tango
Blind & visually impaired individuals often face challenges in wayfinding in unfamiliar environments. Thus, an accessible indoor positioning and navigation system that safely and accurately positions and guides such individuals would be welcome.Read More
The LuxIQ is a portable lighting assessment tool that can be used to systematically measure lighting preferences; however, there is little independent evidence to support its reliability in low vision rehabilitation.Read More
Performance of Real-world Functional Tasks Using an Updated Oral Electronic Vision Device in Persons Blinded by Trauma
There is an immediate need for noninvasive therapies to improve the functional abilities of persons blinded by traumatic injury. The BrainPort Vision Pro, an updated hands-free oral electronic vision device, enables perception of visual information using the tongue as a substitute for the eye.Read More
Current Practice in Low Vision Rehabilitation of Age-related Macular Degeneration and Usefulness of Virtual Reality as a Rehabilitation Tool
This study surveys current low vision rehabilitation practice methodologies among French practitioners and – their opinions about the utility of using virtual reality as a tool for low vision rehabilitation training in patients with AMD.Read More