iCare: Home-Based Vision Therapy

Why iCare?

The iCare home-based vision therapy system is a video game created by Barron Associates to study treatments for amblyopia and convergence insufficiency. Barron Associates has recently concluded a successful NIH-sponsored clinical study. If you are interested in the iCare software, please fill out the contact form below and we will let you know as soon as it becomes available!

System Usage:

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In iCare, users are challenged to navigate and drive through a virtual city using vision cues that exercise their visual function.  By progressively increasing the difficulty of the tasks, users’ visual function gradually improves.

iCare was tested under an NIH National Eye Institute-funded clinical study.  In this study, iCare was shown to have similar results to older computer-based vision therapy programs.  However, participants in the study found the iCare system to be far more engaging than existing programs.  iCare is built around head-tracking technology to adapt to each user’s playstyle.  Unlike other vision therapy programs, players get no advantage by sitting closer to or farther away from the screen, ensuring that the player gets the most out of every therapy session.

If you are interested in learning more about iCare, simply fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page and we will keep you up to date with the latest product developments!

System Requirements:

iCare is a standalone Microsoft Windows® application that comes with a USB game controller and glasses.

 

For pricing and ordering information, contact sales@barron-associates.com


Related Project

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Vision Therapy Based on Naturalistic 3-D Computer Gaming

The iCare system, now available for pre-order, is a novel approach to home-based vision therapy (HBVT) for children. Traditional HBVT approaches fail largely due to patient non-compliance; existing... View Project