VA-ST is a startup from the University of Oxford that has developed a wearable that allow the legally blind to see.
Technically a head-worn computer, the SmartSpecs use cameras and an on-board computer to generate easy-to-view frames.
The SmartSpecs device is simple to put on, sits comfortably on the eyes and is very portable. Despite its size, the device has three camera sensors, a processor and a display.
For people with difficulty in seeing colors and contrast, the glasses can convert scenes into simple, high-contrast image fields. This can help legally-blind people see object locations in relevance to other items in the scene.
The depth camera, the one which can record the distance of an object from the wearer, also functions in the dark. With the use of the Smart Specs, a legally blind person may easily navigate independently both during day and night.
Read more: Glasses Let the Legally Blind See Again
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