SS-03: Low Vision Section Symposium: The Promises and Challenges of Electric Head-Mounted Video Devices in Vision Rehabilitation
Thursday, October 24 from 10 AM to Noon
We have now had electronic head-mounted video devices for use in low vision rehabilitation for nearly 25 years. Many technological innovations have been developed as the products have evolved, yet they still make up a relatively small portion of vision assistive equipment used in the field. This session’s presenters have impressive and varied credentials and experience working with these devices. They will offer insights into the challenges of creating truly useful head-mounted technology, a look at the history and future of these devices, and share experiences of a low vision rehabilitation professional who uses head-mounted video technology himself. The moderator is David Lewerenz, OD, FAAO, and the speakers include Eli Peli, MSc, OD, FAAO, Robert Massof, PhD, FAAO, and Thomas Theune, OD, FAAO.