Fonte: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte; BR; UFRN; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Elétrica; Automação e Sistemas; Engenharia de Computação; TelecomunicaçõesPublicador: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte; BR; UFRN; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Elétrica; Automação e Sistemas; Engenharia de Computação; Telecomunicações
The vision is one of the five senses of the human body and, in children is
responsible for up to 80% of the perception of world around. Studies show that 50% of
children with multiple disabilities have some visual impairment, and 4% of all children
are diagnosed with strabismus. The strabismus is an eye disability associated with
handling capacity of the eye, defined as any deviation from perfect ocular alignment.
Besides of aesthetic aspect, the child may report blurred or double vision .
Ophthalmological cases not diagnosed correctly are reasons for many school
abandonments. The Ministry of Education of Brazil points to the visually impaired as a
challenge to the educators of children, particularly in literacy process.
The traditional eye examination for diagnosis of strabismus can be accomplished by
inducing the eye movements through the doctor s instructions to the patient. This
procedure can be played through the computer aided analysis of images captured on
video. This paper presents a proposal for distributed system to assist health
professionals in remote diagnosis of visual impairment associated with motor abilities
of the eye, such as strabismus. It is hoped through this proposal to contribute improving
the rates of school learning for children...