Market Analysis - Vision Science And Eye 2017
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Why to attend???
Vision is significant to human life as well to animals. Research in this field is essential for both treating vision impairment and as well as development of new devices to aid the blind. Computer vision and sports vision are the booming fields in this science. This conference seek to bring all such scientist, Noble Laureate, researcher, research scholar, students and people together who are involved in this field and provide them to discuss about their innovation, exchange ideas and interaction with each other.
Major Vision Science Associations around the Globe are:
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
- Vision Sciences Society (VSS)
- Human Vision and Electronic Imaging (HVEI)
- Image Perception in Medical Imaging
- Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA)
- Scottish Vision Group and Applied Vision Association (AVA)
- European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP)
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science
- Center for Artificial Vision Research, Korea
- York University, Centre for Vision Research
- CIC Society for Imaging Science and Technology
- International colour consortium
- European Association for Vision and Eye Research
- International Commission on Illumination
- ATR Human Information Processing Research Laboratories Visual Perception Group
- NASA Perceptual and Behavioural Adaptation Group
- NASA Vision Science and Technology Group
- Quebec Vision Research Network
- RIT Centres for Colour and Imaging Science
- Schepens Eye Research Institute
- Tri-Institutional Training Program in Vision Research
- Smith Kettle well Eye Research Institute
- Georgia Tech, Graphics, Vision & Usability Centre
The target audience will be Vision scientist, Geneticist, Neuropsychologist, Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, Opticians, Psychologist, Eye specialist, LASIK and Cataract surgeons, sports vision specialists, Computer vision scientist and computer science researchers or scientists who are researching in human vision systems and visual aided devices.
Meet Your Target Market With members from around the world focused on learning about Vision Science, this is your single best opportunity to reach the largest assemblage of participants from the all Over the World. Conduct demonstrations, distribute information, meet with current, make a splash with a new product line, and receive name recognition at this 3-day event. World-renowned speakers, the most recent techniques, tactics, and the newest updates in Vision Science are hallmarks of this conference.
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Vision is perhaps the primary human sensory modality, vision research is perhaps the most advanced of research on sensory systems and is driven by increasing adoption and demand for creative challenging technologies.
Firstly, the value of the global market for ophthalmic devices, diagnostics, and surgical equipment was an estimated $15.2 billion in 2009. It is estimated to increase more than $19 billion in 2014, for a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6%. The largest sector of the market, contact lenses, is projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 3.3%, rising to more than $7.7 billion in 2014, after being valued at nearly $6.6 billion in 2009. The second largest sector, the ophthalmic surgical market, is estimated at $5.5 billion in 2009, and is expected to increase at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 5.9% to reach more than $7.3 billion in 2014. The ophthalmic diagnostics sector is estimated to reach $4 billion in 2014, after rising at a CAGR of 5.2% from its 2009 value of nearly $3.1 billion. The aging of the population worldwide will result in a massive increase in the 65 and over population by 2030, a population that accounts for the highest incidence of eye disorders and diseases.
Secondly, colour science and vision psychology has massive scope in the advertising industry and media industry. In visual marketing, colour reigns supreme. Colour brings harmony. Visual stimulation, when done correctly, engages the viewer and brings about creating an inner sense of order and balance in the visual experience.
Thirdly, the pursuit of sport and recreational activities is a multi-billion dollar industry that has seen tremendous growth the past few decades. In fact, 217 million Americans ages ranging six and older take part in at least one sports activity. Sport has been identified as the most common cause of severe eye injury. The role for eye care practitioners is constantly changing and as one door closes another opens hence the market for sports eyewear is expanding, lucrative and available. The market for sports vision is potentially served by approximately 12,500 optical practitioners, of whom 60% are optometrists and 40% dispensing opticians. Optometrists perform some 13million sight tests per year.
Finally, market for computer vision technologies will grow from $5.7 billion in 2014 to $33.3 billion by 2019, representing an exponential annual growth rate of 42%. The market intelligence firm predicts that the consumer sector will experience the highest growth rate, followed by the robotics and machine vision segment. After being a research based technology for the past few decades, computer vision has become commercialized in the past few years and is being deployed in a wide range of application markets including Biometrics security and face recognition surveillance, self-driving automotive, eye tracking consumer products, industrial products, investigative ophthalmology in medicine, and entertainment like 3D viewing, to name a few. A computer vision system captures image and then manipulates, changes, or enhances them for a given application. Each application requires a specialized adaptation and enhancement to the computer vision algorithm, although several fundamental building blocks of algorithms are common.
Vision science is an interdisciplinary branch of science with a rich gamut through innovative approaches and advanced research.
Vision Science has roots in ophthalmology, optometry, behavioural neuroscience, perception psychology, cognitive science, neuropsychology, sports vision, optical physics, visual anthropology, colour science, linguistics, computer vision, artificial intelligence, and computer graphics.
Research and development in vision science addresses wide range of topics such as, visually guided behaviour and cognition, neural processes underlying visually guided behaviour, comparative anatomy and physiology of visual systems, development and plasticity of the visual systems, regenerative medicine in visual neuroscience, photoreceptor function to visual consciousness and awareness, diagnosis and treatment of vision and eye disorders, machine and computational vision. Vision Science employs exciting new methods to investigate image processing by the eye through modern neuroscience and via measuring visual acuity and temporal resolution in the eye. The amount of image processing going on in the eyeball is astounding and the key is to understand this process at neural level.
Vision loss is major issue worldwide and 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide out of which 39 million are blind and 246 have low vision. Globally, uncorrected refractive errors are the main cause of moderate and severe visual impairment; cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in middle and low income countries; diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma are also leading causes of vision loss.
Estimates suggest the approximately 10 million people in the United States are blind or visually impaired. Some sources suggest that one million adults over the age of 50 are blind, and 2.4 million are visually impaired. It is estimated that as the elderly population swells over the years, the number of adults with vision impairments is expected to double. Figures also show that only 46% of working-age adults have vision impairments and 32% of legally blind adults of working age are gainfully employed. Similarly in the UK, there are almost 2 million people living with sight loss. Of these, around 360,000 are registered as blind or partially sighted.
But the hard fact remains is that 80% of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured. An estimated 19 million children are visually impaired. Of these, 12 million children are visually impaired due to refractive errors, a condition that could be easily diagnosed and corrected. 1.4 million are irreversibly blind for the rest of their lives and need visual rehabilitation interventions for a full psychological and personal development.
Through innovative research, techniques like Gene therapy shows promise in restoring some vision in people who have inherited a faulty gene. Stem cell transplant also shows immense promise in treating certain rare blind diseases.