Augmented Reality Glasses for the Visually Impaired

 

Vision impairment can seriously affect lives. Because of aging or medical issues, people develop conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, Stargardt’s disease, optic hypoplasia, and cone-rod dystrophy, among many others, and are left with debilitating eye problems. Reading, traveling, recognizing people, and handling personal affairs can become nearly impossible. Personal and professional life often take a hit from these vision problems, as well.

Luckily, NuEyes is using cutting edge technology to help restore sight. Partnering with ODG, an established military contract company who develop glasses for the military, NuEyes has developed smart-glasses that are specifically for the visually impaired. Created by two US veterans, NuEyes is already making some waves with their revolutionary products. At last year’s CES show, they were distinguished as a company delivering “technology that improves lives.”

 

 

Their two products, the NuEyes Easy and the NuEyes Pro, both use an HD camera mounted in the glasses frame that projects the image on two HD displays. The glasses also incorporate software that can read text and read it to the wearer, recognize and execute speech commands, and allows for TV/movie streaming. In the NuEyes Pro model, a full Android computer is built in, with internet browsing, email, and social media. US prices for NuEyes smartglasses start at $5,995.

Check out the video below for more information and a customer testimonial, or learn more at the NuEyes site!

 

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