“NETRA: interactive display for estimating refractive errors and focal range” by Pamplona, Mohan, Oliveira and Raskar

  • ©Vitor F. Pamplona, Ankit Mohan, Manuel M. Oliveira, and Ramesh Raskar




    NETRA: interactive display for estimating refractive errors and focal range



    We introduce an interactive, portable, and inexpensive solution for estimating refractive errors in the human eye. While expensive optical devices for automatic estimation of refractive correction exist, our goal is to greatly simplify the mechanism by putting the human subject in the loop. Our solution is based on a high-resolution programmable display and combines inexpensive optical elements, interactive GUI, and computational reconstruction. The key idea is to interface a lenticular view-dependent display with the human eye in close range – a few millimeters apart. Via this platform, we create a new range of interactivity that is extremely sensitive to parameters of the human eye, like refractive errors, focal range, focusing speed, lens opacity, etc. We propose several simple optical setups, verify their accuracy, precision, and validate them in a user study.


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