In the previous version of the Doctors' interface, eye doctors were able to access eye charts and activate the warping effect with a single click. This would trigger a uniform, circular warping effect in the patient's VR view.
Our team recognized the need for an updated interface design for our system. The previous design had limitations as it lacked the capability to hand-adjust the affected area, resulting in a lack of personalized adjustments for the warping effect for each participant. Additionally, the previous version did not allow doctors to adjust the conditions on each eye separately. As a result, we have embarked on a project to create a new interface that addresses these shortcomings, providing greater flexibility and precision in customization for both patients and doctors.
We have taken the assessment view to the next level by allowing eye doctors to make manual adjustments to the occluded area. This is made possible by importing the patient's Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) image directly into the interface and using the pen and eraser functions to draw around the scotoma area. The customized image created is then imported into the VR application, where the warping effect is activated, resulting in a more personalized and effective treatment for patients as they experience these changes in the VR viewpoint.
The warp control page has been updated to provide eye doctors with the ability to activate the warping effect and color corrections, as well as adjust their intensities in real-time with patients. Additionally, a test image and model have been included to allow for effective fine-tuning of these settings.
We have added a new function and page to our system: VR training. With this feature, eye doctors can access a diverse range of 3D models that differ in their level of detail and color contrast, enabling them to fine-tune the warping effect with greater precision. This allows doctors to provide more accurate and effective treatment to their patients. To further customize the VR experience, doctors can manipulate the location of the user and distance to the models. However, as prolonged exposure to the warping effect in VR could potentially induce motion sickness, we have incorporated an elapsed time clock into the VR training page to monitor and prevent this. This feature ensures patient comfort and safety during the training process, and helps doctors provide better care to their patients.