30 May '12, 6pm

Spain: prototype smart specs could help people with glaucoma

Spain: prototype smart specs could help people with glaucoma

You’re already thinking of Google Glass, but this isn’t that. It seems Google isn’t the only company working on glasses that can aid your day-to-day routine, because the researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid have been working on headwear that helps the visually impaired see better. Instead of allowing you to take pictures, map a course to Starbucks, or hang out with friends in virtual Hangouts, these are made with the sole intention of helping the visually impaired see better. Using a head mounted display, two cameras analyse and draw things in your path, highlighting objects and color coding depending on their distance. Those with glaucoma and other impairments making depth perception difficult will find this invention very useful indeed. “This device is aimed at people who would bump into everything that they fail to see because of their loss of visual field, c...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-blogs/other/4374083/Pr...

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