Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Bionic glasses at the prototype stage

The National Institute of Health Research has developed a sophisticated pair of glasses that are able to improve the vision of a person with visual impairments. The eyeglass frame embeds a digital camera on its side and an LED display in the glasses. When the user moves the eye, the camera films which is in its field of view and transmits real-time images at the screen. The images are improved based on visual impairment suffered by the user. The system also displays the augmented reality to indicate useful information to the individual, as the distance between the various obstacles, for example.
These scientists speak of Oxford Advanced augmented reality. Later, the glasses should be able to recognize text and convert them into votes.

This creation is currently at the prototype stage and the National Institutes of Health Research is working on a feasibility study.

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