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 VR 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.
Watch our demo on YouTube!
It's been a busy time at the Aiden Lab changing the field of genome assembly and 4D genomics - but we're returning to VisoR this year. We also just hit 160K+ downloads on Google Play! A big thank you to all of our supporters!! We plan to push out updated versions of the app this year, as well as a version for Gear VR!