Virtual reality based vision therapy - For stroke patients with homonymous visual field deficits.
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- Institutt for design 
BackgroundHomonymous visual field deficits is a condition where parts of the patient s vision are lost. This condition results in a reduced field of view, which can lead to significant problems, such as reduced literacy, mobility, and challenges with activities of daily living. While stroke patients, in general, have many opportunities for rehabilitation, this group have limited options. ObjectiveThis thesis aims to expand the options these patients have for getting help, by creating an innovative and self-service way for patients to treat their condition, utilizing virtual reality headsets. ProcessThe first part of the project is an assessment of vision therapy and patients within the target group. Two weeks was spent at Hurdal, at a course meant for people with visual deficits, to conduct workshops, observations, and interviews with the teachers of the visually impaired and the course participants. This insight was used to create methods for vision therapy, which was used as a foundation and framework for creating a vision therapy prototype. This prototype was designed for the Merge virtual reality goggles and tested with students, lecturers, and patients. ResultThe result from this project is four sub deliveries; suggested equipment for the further work in this project, four methods for vision therapy, a virtual reality prototype for vision therapy and the contents of this thesis.