Project Details


Theme @ the Pufendorf Institute

The ultimate goal of the IMPROVE Theme is to define and develop solutions for improving the quality of life of organisms that rely on visual information. In an urban space, this applies not only to healthy individuals but also to elderly and visually impaired individuals as well as animals.

In an interdisciplinary effort, IMPROVE aims at determining optimum levels of visual information necessary for living creatures to navigate the visual world, while preserving biodiversity in a shared environment.

IMPROVE is intended as a means to integrate the know-how available at Lund University (LU), and lay the foundations for new cross-disciplinary research focusing on the pioneering development of a new generation of visual optimization techniques. The Theme engages ten scientists from various research areas at LU, including Biology, Cognitive Sciences, Environmental Psychology, Medicine, Psychophysics, and Physics.

Short titleIMPROVE
Effective start/end date2014/10/012015/07/31

Collaborative partners

UKÄ subject classification

  • Neurosciences
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials Science
  • Medical Engineering
  • Zoology
  • Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)

Free keywords

  • Ophthalmology, Retina, Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Implant, Nanowires, Vision