Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Legally Blind Child Sees with New “Eyewear”

“Emma-Rose Gibson can see clearly no more than three centimetres in front of her, but a new device is allowing the nine-year-old Ottawa girl to watch TV,” reports The Record. “The legally blind Grade 4 student, who is diagnosed with optic nerve hypoplasia, is one of the first users of the eSight eyewear, a pair of computerized glasses officially launched this week in Toronto. The device — made by Ottawa-based eSight Corp. — reconfigures images captured by its high-definition camera in a way to optimize a user's vision. The processed images are then fed into two LED screens in front of the user's eyes.” Read more.

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