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