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VIDP – The Visually Impaired Digital Platform
On May 5th the official Kick-Off Meeting of the EUREKA Eurostars Project VIDP took place at the SightCity exhibition located in Frankfurt (Main), the largest international fair in Germany for Low Vision Aids. Delegates from all European partners participated in the meeting. Throughout the three year project a digital viewing aid for visually impaired people will be developed and thoroughly evaluated. The main benefit of the device is the significantly enhanced flexibility compared to traditional solutions like goggles and lenses, digital magnifiers and contrast enhancers. This flexibility enables the implementation of a personalized viewing aid even for pathologies like Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Cataract or Glaucoma. At the DFKI the runtime system as well as the image processing related aspects of the device will be developed.