The Assisted Vision Smart Glasses is a pair of glasses that can enable low vision individuals to walk around unfamiliar places, to recognize obstacles, and to gain independence. The prototype glasses are constructed using transparent OLED displays, two small cameras, a gyroscope, a compass, a GPS unit, and a headphone. The latest prototype has an Epson Moverio BT 100 and an Asus xtion depth camera and 3D printed frames. The incoming data can be processed and then used in various ways. For exampl
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of normal-looking pair of glasses to enhance vision for individuals with certain types of low vision using similar technology developed for mobile phones and gaming. Exhibited at the Summer Science Exhibition in Oxford, England, the Bionic Glasses enhance vision for individuals who are blind or have little to no vision left. The glasses are appropriate for common types of visual impairment such as age-related macular degeneration and diabet
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an eyewear system that translates images into tactile feedback for users who are blind or with low-vision. The Braille Sight uses an eyewear system that looks like glasses frames (Frame of Sight) to capture images and then translates those images into tactile images on a handheld pad shaped like the lenses (Braille Pad). TITLE: Trendy Braille Eyewear. WEBSITE: Yanko Design. REF: http://www.yankodesign.com/2012/02/14/trendy-braille-eyewea
The Cyber Eyez are smart glasses designed for users who are blind or partially blind. The smart glasses has 33% larger screen than the M100 that can slide back and forth to adjust for a custom focal length. The M300 has all the same features and apps as the M100, but has a faster processor, larger screen and different mounting options based on a rail mounting style system. Additional features: real-time magnification up to 15X with no lag, read text in over 100 languages with no internet connect
The Google Smart Glasses offers universal, wearable computing. It is essentially a hands-free phone that utilizes augmented reality. Its built-in accessibility features (i.e., voice activation and eye and head control) can assist users who have limited motor functions. Google Glass can also be controlled with an external switch, keyboard, or button if users are unable to use the touch screen that controls it by default, and it can be modified to operate a user's power wheelchair. It is recommend
ODG R-7 Smart Glasses are wearable technology designed for people with macular degeneration or visual impairment see. In January, Osterhout Design Group presented the R-7, the company’s seventh-generation device. The glasses are an Android tablet the user can wear. They are programmable by a wide range of developers – via ODG APIs and an SDK* – for a diverse set of applications. A pair of R-7s is a high-quality movie player, an augmented-reality and virtual-reality headset. Built to include soph
The seeBoost is a wearable assistant aid designed for individuals with low vision or vision impairment. The device uses the latest digital technology and prescription glasses to improve central vision. It consists of a pair of prescription glasses and a small, lightweight device fitted onto the lens of the eye with better vision. This device utilizes scientifically proven techniques in video processing for improving functional vision of persons coping with AMD.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of goggles that assist individuals who have low vision to navigate. Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain have developed a pair of ultrasonic goggles that are intended to make it safer and easier for people who have low vision to get around. Individuals with partial sight experience "Terminator-style vision" through the use of two cameras mounted onto a virtual reality headset that is then connected to a small computer.