Diplopia - A VR Game to For Strabismus and Amblyopia

Diplopia is a virtual reality game designed for people with amblyopia (lazy eye) as well as strabismus (crossed eye).
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James Blaha
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Gaming
San Francisco, California
United States
2 Team Members

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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.

It was long thought that once a person's brain had learned to suppress one of their eyes that they could only unlearn this suppression before a "critical age" of between 8 and 12 years old.  Only recently has it been shown that certain kinds of therapies (including video games) can actually treat amblyopia past adolescence, allowing for the possibility of restoring 3D vision in adults.

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"Diplopia offers the potential for a whole new level in vision therapy training. Utilizing cutting edge technology and value as a driving force behind it's clever design. I am very excited for this project." 
-Sean Concannon, Eye Clinic Manager, Vision Therapy Assistant, Optician and OculusVR Developer.

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  • $5USD
    Support Diplopia

    Get your name in the credits! Donate to help make Diplopia a reality.

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    $10USD
    Early Bird Gamer

    Get a reduced price for your copy of the game if you are one of the first 100 backers.

    100 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $20USD
    Get Diplopia

    Get a copy of Diplopia and your name in the credits! Even if you do not have eye problems, or you do not own an Oculus Rift or Leap Motion you can play the game while supporting people who have ambylopia.

    293 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $35USD
    Help Two Amblyopics!

    Get your name in the credits and provide two copies of the game for people in need. If you do not play video games but want to help the project this perk is for you!

    4 claimed
  • $40USD
    Help an Ambylopic

    Get your name in the credits, a copy of the game for yourself, and another copy for people in need.

    35 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $50USD
    Help Someone and Get a T-Shirt

    Everything at the $40 level plus a LeapGamer T-Shirt.

    14 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $100USD
    Game Pack

    Get your name prominently displayed in the credits, 4 copies of the game for you and your friends and family, and 4 copies of the game for people in need.

    18 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $400USD
    Help Someone in Need!

    Buys a person with strabismus an Oculus Rift and a copy of the game. You get your name prominently displayed in the credits and three copies of the game for yourself and your friends and family.

    9 claimed
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    $1,000USD
    VIP Supporter

    Everything at the $400 level plus a LeapGamer T-Shirt and you get your name in the intro to the game. Also provides another 20 copies of the game to be given to low-income/high need individuals.

    5 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
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