A video posted about a week ago showing a legally blind woman seeing her child for the first time recently went viral. This touching story is due to a new device called the eSight. The eSight is essentially an electronic system that is comprised of a headset, custom prescribed lenses, and a controller. An HD camera on the headset takes in live video from the environment and sends the data to the controller which then processes the images and displays them on small organic-LED displays. Furthermore, the device offers many features including contrast adjustment, zooming, reverse color display, etc., which allows users to have more control over what they are seeing.
Although this technology is still very expensive with a price tag of $15,000, the company works hard to raise funds for those that cannot afford this technology. Also, the company is still developing this technology to try and lower the cost and improve the aesthetics of this wearable device.
Our clients say that the effects are remarkable: blind spots disappear, faces that haven’t been seen in years snap into focus, books and other entertainment are suddenly accessible and complete freedom of movement is returned.
Link: eSight Website…