I wonder if there is any one who can help? Recently went into hospital with heart problem and had a stroke while there
damaging vision field. Asked for help from NHS and there is no software available to help restore brain/sight
function...unless you have over 1000.00.
So having programmed in basic many years ago thought it would be possible to create a simple program to stimulate the field
This is what is needed:
a full screen field of a light or white background;
A dot or cross in centre of screen;
a graphic around the size of 5-10mm on a 17 inch screen;
the graphic to be displayed waiting for a mouse pointer to move over graphic and user to click left button, maybe with a
if graphic displayed and no response received after a specific time [mouse not moved to graphic]audio query used to indicate 'did you see it Y/N'
If No then program to 'remember' location;
User clicks on all good locations training program to learn where field is missing;
Once fully trained program goes into stimulate mode firstly presenting light grey graphic at edge of field of vision loss
border at each location on the border;
Program carries out same routine on border but with a half grey graphic;
Programs carries out same routine on border but with black graphic;
Program places graphic randomly at all locations where user cannot see field alternating shading from light grey through
half grey then black;
As user cannot see in the field loss area program gives audible indication of where the program is and reminds user to
stare at the centre marker cross or dot;
Once grey/black stimulation complete program goes into colour mode carrying out same random routine but with random colours;
Program should last for 30 minutes from start of stimulation;
Field of vision loss area to be 'remembered' and next time program run this area border will go through grey/black routine
and ask the question 'can you see any graphic?;
An extra to the program would be to produce the graphic either side of the loss of vision field border so testing the user
to see if border has changed;
If border has changed user can re-train program for new field loss border.
This is the basis for the program which should be able to run in a browser. Once created a website will be made available
so anyone can go to the site and 'train'.
Anyone have any suggestions?