Caitlin Fairchild | Nextgov | February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Video: These High-Tech Glasses Help the Legally Blind See

esight

Some wearables help people track how many steps they take in a day, but others can change lives entirely.

A special headset with a video camera, the eSight 3, lets people with certain types of blindness see things near and far.

"What it does is it uses a video camera to capture what's going on in front of someone in real time, allows the user to control how that video is processed, and then through a series of advanced optics and very high-resolution display, it presents that video image to the user in such a way that it overcomes in many cases the cause of their vision loss and allows them to see very well again," said Dr. Brian Mech, president and CEO of eSight.

The device is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled, and its battery can last up to eight or nine hours per day.  At $10,000, however, the cost of the device is steep.

To see the eSight3 in action, check out the video below from CNET

 

Comments
JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from Nextgov.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Modernizing IT for Mission Success

    Surveying Federal and Defense Leaders on Priorities and Challenges at the Tactical Edge

    Download
  • Communicating Innovation in Federal Government

    Federal Government spending on ‘obsolete technology’ continues to increase. Supporting the twin pillars of improved digital service delivery for citizens on the one hand, and the increasingly optimized and flexible working practices for federal employees on the other, are neither easy nor inexpensive tasks. This whitepaper explores how federal agencies can leverage the value of existing agency technology assets while offering IT leaders the ability to implement the kind of employee productivity, citizen service improvements and security demanded by federal oversight.

    Download
  • Effective Ransomware Response

    This whitepaper provides an overview and understanding of ransomware and how to successfully combat it.

    Download
  • Forecasting Cloud's Future

    Conversations with Federal, State, and Local Technology Leaders on Cloud-Driven Digital Transformation

    Download
  • IT Transformation Trends: Flash Storage as a Strategic IT Asset

    MIT Technology Review: Flash Storage As a Strategic IT Asset For the first time in decades, IT leaders now consider all-flash storage as a strategic IT asset. IT has become a new operating model that enables self-service with high performance, density and resiliency. It also offers the self-service agility of the public cloud combined with the security, performance, and cost-effectiveness of a private cloud. Download this MIT Technology Review paper to learn more about how all-flash storage is transforming the data center.

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.