Many legally blind individuals are often capable of being able to see and differentiate between large objects. However, on a dark street at night or in a large crowd, it may become more difficult for them to see things clearly. Now, a research team from Oxford University is working to aid the legally blind with new smart glasses.
The smart glasses are a pair of glasses equipped with a camera and a display unit which overlay images onto the glasses. The glasses are then hooked up to a computer which runs algorithms, allowing for a high contrast to be developed and objects to be shown in real-time with relative clarity. As one test user put it, “it isn’t seeing” in the exact sense that a person with 20/20 vision would be see, but it is a very helpful aid for those with limited vision. To learn more about Oxford’s smart glasses, watch the video above.