There is possibly no stronger or more pleasant feeling than when a blind person, living in darkness, is able to see again.
Well this becoming a regular occurrence with the use of ‘e-sight’, a revolutionary technology servicing the legally blind, people with low visual impairment and those unable to do activities like driving or working.
But how can a device that doesn’t integrate inside the eye, or even require surgery, allow a person to see the environment in-front of them?
Scientists already have the answer: a headset with a high-speed video camera in the middle of the display, the user then has two OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) screens in front of their eyes that automatically adjust the colour, brightness and magnification of the images captured from the camera. It is also possible to store multiple pictures if the user wants to.
With these high performing glasses, people with a visual impairment are able to read texts, recognise faces and identify products. It’s very helpful for general day to day activities as there is no need for special assistance from another person.
The electronic device is clinically-validated and certified by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), so far 1,000 users are thrilled with their glasses, and from now do not consider themselves having a disability.
These hi-tech glasses are a life changing experience. Children can go to school with normal people, mothers and fathers can watch their children grow up, whilst contemplating the beauty of the world.
In life, there is always a second chance to value what we have, often thanks to good-willing of scientists!
Hajar, Consultant, Leyton UK