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Evaluation of a new test for reading performance and efficiency evaluation in different multimedia display units

Poster Details

First Author: V.Sanchis-Jurado SPAIN

Co Author(s):    Á. Pons   C. Pérez-Vives   L. Belda-Salmerón   T. Ferrer-Blasco     

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To evaluate the performance of REETT test over different multimedia reading displays that can be used as portable testing devices, comparing it with the printed paper performance or the TFT/LCD monitor performance.

Setting:

University of Valencia, Spain

Methods:

We have measured reading performance with REETT testing protocol with 25 emmetropic young observers, using three display units: New iPad® and iPad Mini® from Apple Computer and Kindle Reader® from Amazon.

Results:

Reading performance were measured and compared with the standard values developed for printed paper. The computer screen and the paper patterns of the eye movements were quite similar. The New iPad, Kindle and iPad Mini obtained similar eye movements patterns, but different to the printed paper standard. The results were evaluated and related to the contrast, brightness and resolution of the devices.

Conclusions:

Our results show that multimedia display units did not provide a standard eye-movement pattern, although reading speed times are comparable to the ones obtained by the printed paper. This result suggests that a multimedia display units influences gaze movement and their use in visual quality measurement must be considered carefully. This method can be used to compare the reading efficiency between different optical or surgical corrections such as multifocal intraocular lenses or prebylasik surgery, providing a functional quality measurement.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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