I can’t recall exactly when I did a speaking tour to Australia & New Zealand, but it was on that trip that I met a rising star in Optometry, Soojin Nam. When Soojin pinged me the other day with a thoughtful question, I was reminded of how good she is about searching for and assimilating new information into her practice. Her most recent query had to do with the Lee-Ryan Eye-Hand Coordination Test with which I was admittedly unfamiliar until she brought it to my attention. It’s an app sold by the University of New South Wales, available in the iTunes store.
The tracing is done with a iPen stylus, and when traced over the image comes to life – kind of like a high tech Etch A Sketch with more complexity. The images range from easy to medium to hard to extreme. Here is a before and after dragon (an example of extreme level of difficulty).
Here’s a screen shot of a hard one, “slurp”:
Some other examples:
Researchers from The University of New South Wales presented a poster on this at the ARVO meeting in 2017. Though understandably the app is designed only for testing at present, one can see the potential (and fun!!) in using this for therapy. Actually, the more I think about it, it’s like a modernized hybrid of Etch A Sketch and the Perceptuomotor Pen.