A new Oculus Rift supporting 3D gesture control with the Leap Motion technology has been created called Diplopia to provide an immersive virtual reality experience, which its hoped will be able to help treat Strabismus and Amblyopia.
The new Diplopia game has been launched on the Indiegogo website and is looking to raise enough funds to make the jump from concept to reality. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action and learn more about Diplopia.
The team behind the innovative Diplopia game explain : “Strabismus, better known as crossed eye, is present in about 4% of children. In those affected both eyes do not line up properly causing diplopia (double vision), amblyopia (lazy eye), and loss of vision in one or both eyes. Since the brain receives conflicting information from the two eyes it often learns to disregard the weaker of the two, suppressing it. This leads to a loss of depth perception and 3D vision.
Diplopia takes advantage of the wealth of new information in scientific studies that have come out in the past couple of years to create an experience that will effectively train people who have a suppressed eye to use that eye in conjunction with their good one. Evidence shows that with a simple well designed game it only takes 1-2 hours a day for 2-3 weeks for a person to get measurable improvements in their vision. ”
The Diplopia has been inspired by the games Breakout and DX Ball, for more information on the new Diplopia game jump over to the Indiegogo website for details and to make a pledge.