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Man invents glasses for his visually impaired sisters

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2016-08-05 20:38

About the solution

eSight works for low vision patients, with visual impairements, by restoring their vision and allowing them to perform all sorts of daily tasks.

“It is a wearable device, hands-free headset with a small, high-speed camera that captures everything the eSight user is looking at. The captured live video stream is instantly sent to a powerful computer that uses proprietary software to process each pixel of video captured by the camera.

The enhanced video is sent back to the headset and displayed on two, powerful Organic-LED screens in front of the user’s eyes. Typically, these full color video images can be clearly seen by the eSight user with unprecedented visual clarity – in essence breaking through most underlying eye conditions that cause their visual impairment.

All of this happens in real-time, with no discernible lag time for the eSight user. This is a crucial capability that lets the eSight user instantly switch from near vision (reading a document) – to midrange vision (looking up to see who just stepped into the room) – to long range vision (looking out the window to see if it is raining).

eSight users can easily adjust color, contrast, brightness and magnification (up to 14X) settings, and even take and store pictures”, it says on the official website.

eSighit is categorized as a Class One device by the FDA and Health Canada, and costs $15,000.

Adapted from: http://www.esighteyewear.com/about-us


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About the author

Conrad Lewis, born in Canada, in 1956, is an engineer who invented eSight - Electronic glasses that let people with vision loss actually see, inspired by his two visually impaired sisters. Conrad also founded his own company - eSight.

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