Perry is a member on the Assistive Vision research team. This team is creating software apps for people’s phones that simulates the effects of various eye diseases, encouraging people to seek preventative treatment and helping caregivers understand what the patient is experiencing. Although Perry had no prior experience with mobile app development or ophthalmology, the collaborative learning environment of the Multidisciplinary Design Program helped Perry quickly get up to speed. “The other students and I all started out with a similar amount of knowledge, so we learned the software and programming languages we needed to know together,” Perry recalls.
Joining the Assistive Vision team has opened up new opportunities for Perry. His team’s research poster was recognized at a Kellogg Eye Center conference. While initially more focused on mechanical engineering and robotics, his work with software development has encouraged him to consider it as another potential career path.
Major: Computer Science, Class of 2020