What if our glasses could do image processing? Inspired by NEI's Audacious Goals Initiative we began developing this idea. Glasses allow for a specific type of trasformation (refraction) of light. In principle, a more general class of transformations to manipulate visuospatial elements might provide an enhanced view for individuals with a broad range of visual deficits.
Erez was visiting Google's IO Conference and brought cardboard back to our lab in Houston. Soon we were fiddling around with Durovis Dive, OpenGL ES, and Android to develop a prototype.
The Reality Hacker App is released on the Google Play Store! The original app included computational lenses for cartoonization, edge detection, color flashing/filtering, and color blindness simulation and correction.
We'll be giving a talk at the 2015 GPU Technology Conference in Silicon Valley! We hope to see you there!