Meet PDI Check, a $99 eye-exam 3DS app

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by zoogie, May 24, 2019.


What would you pay for this software?

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  1. $100

    8 vote(s)
  2. $40

    15 vote(s)
  3. $10

    21 vote(s)
  4. $5

    26 vote(s)
  5. $1

    23 vote(s)
  6. I wouldn't even bother pirating it

    228 vote(s)
  7. $0 (yarr)

    79 vote(s)
  1. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    I think it has to do with the stereoscopic screen on the 3DS. It's capable of showing a different image to each eye, so you can run a battery of eye isolation tests for binocular vision. From what I could see in the video the majority of the tests are for binocural perception (and disorders thereof).

    For that same reason I expect most of the tests to not run at all on 2DS devices.

    The app is not a complete diagnostic tool and doesn't pretend it will replace an optician/ophthalmologist but it could be a handy early test for potential problems. (As long as it displays a "if you failed X or more of these tests, please consult your ophthalmologist" in huge idiot-proof letters.) Doesn't return a diagnosis but points you vaguely in the right direction.

    I don't think anyone (this thread aside) expects a single user to buy this (pay $99 for a handful of tests that can be replaced by two pieces of cardboard, that he would run once and then throw away), but I can imagine a medical practitioner adding it to their toolset or field kit. I imagine being able to automate part of the screening process while you do other thingss would be valuable when you have to batch run it on a whole bunch of people.
  2. H1B1Esquire

    H1B1Esquire RxTools, the ultimate CFW machine.

    Nov 2, 2016
    United States
    Earth, bro-dude. can be written off, in one way or another.

    I didn't read anything past page 1, excluding post #61, but I'm pretty sure Aetna/Cigna would cover this "piece of "equipment"" under their basic plans at little to no cost :creep:

    (doesn't really fit, but let's Trebek some good spicyness and hope he notices before we look like jerks)