Peter April, BCompSc
In 1983, Peter April began work as a computer programmer at the Concordia University Vision Lab, while simultaneously beginning a Bachelor’s degree in computer science. During these years, Mr. April wrote a wide range of programs for presenting visual imagery as well as collecting and analyzing data. He also designed and constructed specialized electronic hardware including an eye-tracker and a graphics board for collaborative research with CAE Electronics of Montreal (a manufacturer of flight simulators).
In 1997 Mr. April developed the first version of the VPixx visual testing program in collaboration with a consortium of research labs. Recognizing that many vision labs required specialized imagery which could not be generated by commercial graphics boards, Mr. April also developed the VPixx Graphics Adaptor. While serving a growing number of researchers, Mr. April has had the opportunity to develop innovative tools in many fields, including an optical instrument for imaging the retina, and a medical instrument using audio evoked potentials to measure the level of consciousness of a patient during surgery.
Today Mr. April continues to serve his clients, meets with researchers at international conferences, and leads VPixx Technologies in its quest to create innovative tools for the scientific community.