Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

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Advanced imaging in Head Mounted Displays (HMD) for Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Advanced imaging in Head Mounted Displays (HMD) for Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

In medical collaboration with:
Prof. Dr. med. Ines Lanzl and Dr. Rahmin Khoramnia; Augenklinik und Poliklinik der TUM, Klinikum Rechts der Isar

Scientific Director: Nassir Navab

Contact Person(s): Anabel Martin Gonzalez

Keywords: Registration / Visualization, Medical Augmented Reality


Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of low vision worldwide without a medical solution. Nevertheless, enhancement of people's vision by means of mediated reality is conceivable. This project presents a head-mounted magnification system to enhance visual perception acquired with peripheral vision. A hybrid magnification technique is adjusted and implemented on a head-mounted display. Moreover, a system for modeling and correcting distorted vision is proposed. The system obtains a correction model by means of a deformable grid. To evaluate the system, a method for simulating distorted vision is applied. By superimposing the model on OCT macular images, it is suitable to identify macular features, which could help on the development of an automatic correction method.

Clinical Relevance

In the last few years the incidence of age related macula degeneration (AMD) has dramatically increased. The population is growing older and especially elderly people are strongly affected in their quality of life by the effects of macular degeneration. AMD does not only affect the ability of reading but also decreases mobility and the ability to perceive visual information. Televisions and computers play an important role when it comes to information sharing and consumption. Visual impaired people are not able to access these primarily visual media at their full scale. Studies have shown that many older people, due to other diseases sometimes even being constrained in their ability to move, spend a lot of time with their families using these media.


Contact Person(s)

Anabel MartinGonzalez
Dr. Anabel MartinGonzalez

Working Group

Anabel MartinGonzalez
Dr. Anabel MartinGonzalez
Ines Lanzl
Prof. Dr. Ines Lanzl
Nassir Navab
Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab


Hauke Heibel
Dr. Hauke Heibel


Klinikum rechts der Isar
der Technischen Universitüt München
Ismaninger Str. 22
81675 München

IFL Lab - Room: 01.3a-c
Tel.: +49 89 4140-6457
Fax: +49 89 4140-6458
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