eMacula- The lens of the future

Remember the Google glasses that came out a few years ago? Though it was a working product, it wasn’t very user-friendy. Besides that, it made the wearer look like Cyborg. eMacula is a revolutionary new augmented reality and virtual reality system designed by Innovega. The eMacula is a new generation of eyewear that combines smart…

Maptic: Navigation for the visually impaired

Navigation can be a potentially unsafe process for the visually impaired in new and unknown environments. And Brunel University graduate Emilios Farrington-Arnas wanted to offer the visually impaired that independence, by giving them a safer way to navigate from place to place through a wearable navigation system- Maptic. Farrington-Arnas designed this device along with many…

BIONIC EYE

In our world about 40 million people are suffering from blindness and about 140 million people are suffering from low vision. If we talk about India, we have the world’s largest numbers of people suffering from blindness. The objective of BIONIC EYE is to restore visual signals to those who are suffering from eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa. A…

Bradley

Bradley is a fashion timepiece, designed in collaboration with the vision impaired, that you can touch and see to check time. Instead of traditional watch hands, time is indicated by two ball bearings (connected by magnets to a watch movement beneath the watch face)–one indicating minutes (top) and one indicating hours (side). Even if the ball…

Finger Mounted reading device for the Blind

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory developed a  prototype of a finger mounted device which is built with a camera and it can convert text in audio .This technology will made it easy for any visually impaired person to read text.The reader just has to align the finger with the text .This device is also integrated with…

Haptic Shoes for the Blind

A haptic shoe  receives signals from a GPS-enabled smartphone allows the blind and visually impaired to walk independently, giving directions and alerting to obstacles.Invented by Anirudh Sharma, this haptic technology system has been developed by Ducere Technologies and is being tested at the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for…

The BuzzClip: Wearable Mobility Tool for the Blind

The BuzzClip is a small and discreet wearable for people that are blind or partially sighted. The device uses ultrasound to detect obstacles that may lie directly in one’s path. It then notifies the user of these obstacles through intuitive vibrations, allowing the user to safely navigate around any objects that they may encounter. The…

Horus:Wearable Headset For Blind and Visually Impaired

Horus is a wearable device that observes, understands and describes the environment to the person using it, providing useful information with the right timing and in a discreet way using bone conduction. Horus is able to read texts, to recognize faces, objects and much more. WORKING: Horus is composed by a wearable headset with cameras…

Dot Braille- A Smartwatch for the visually impaired

“We need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability.” With these heartfelt words from their Ambassador, singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder, we were introduced to the Dot Braille Smartwatch. Three years in the making, The Dot Braille Smartwatch was the idea of Eric Kim. The founder and CEO of The Dot, was…

Assistive Wearable Devices for the Blind

We are working on various assistive, adaptive devices and technologies which cover two main dimension of this whole problem of visual impairment. First is, mobility and the second one being tailored information processing. As of now, the project that we are currently working on, is a sensor loaded walking stick which focuses on both of…