Accession Number : AD0746004

Title :   A Study of Optical Edge Enhancement with Incoherent Light and Electronic Edge Enhancement as a Possible Visual Prothesis for Multiple Sclerosis Patients.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Payne,David P.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : The purpose of this investigation is to study the effects of multiple sclerosis on the human visual system and perform a preliminary analysis for a possible prosthetic device. Optical and electronic edge enhancement were studied as a possible solution for blurred vision due to demyelination of the optic nerve. A theoretical study was undertaken for optical edge enhancement with incoherent light. An experimental approach, however, was used with electronic edge enhancement. Multiple sclerosis subjects were tested along with a controlled group for visual acuity improvement. It is hoped this work will stimulate others into applying their knowledgeable fields of interest towards possible prosthesis development. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VISION, *PROSTHETICS), (*NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES, VISION), (*IMAGE INTENSIFIERS(ELECTRONICS), VISION), OPTIC NERVE, PATHOLOGY, VISUAL ACUITY, THESES, NEUROLOGY

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE