13 Sep '17, 3pm

Low-Vision Reading Through a Camera’s Eye https://t.co/8GOZPfnanN

Low-Vision Reading Through a Camera’s Eye https://t.co/8GOZPfnanN

Borescope cameras are great inspection tools. They’re flexible, they magnify on a variable scale, and they come with their own lighting. Oh, and they’re pretty cheap, too. Because of all this, these tiny cameras can serve a number of purposes. Doctors put them down your cake hole to look for ulcers and polyps, and mechanics probe pistons with them to check for buildup. [agulesin] used one to make a reading aid for his mom . Mom suffers from macular degeneration, and can’t read print smaller than 1″ (2.5cm). This condition can cause issues ranging from blurred vision to complete loss of vision in the center of the visual field. Standard handheld magnifiers can work fairly well depending on a person’s condition, but they only provide a fixed magnification level and most offer no lighting. [Agulesin] had the idea to make a reading magnifier by feeding video from a downward-fa...

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