Allison interviews Frank Jones and Yvonne Felix from eSight about their new eSight 3 glasses composed of a wearable headmounted display and camera system that allows people with certain types of low vision to see better. The camera processes imagery, enhances it and displays the image on the inside of the glasses in a manner that is easier for the vision impaired user to see. The setting is the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego.
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2 thoughts on “CSUN 2017: eSight 3 Low Vision Glasses”
I agree that eSight is a great option, I’ve heard about them before. However, I find that the glasses look a bit bulky and unpleasant. I personally prefer OrCam’s “glasses”, an alternative option for partially sighted people. Essentially, it’s a high-tech vision device that helps with everyday blind accessibility. The tiny camera that attaches to the glasses reads text aloud with the point of your finger into your ear, and it can even recognize faces. Thus, since they help with reading, they’re great for students with visual impairments as well. My brother who struggles with severe vision loss is using them now to complete his studies, and there’s no way he would have been able to do so without this option. I highly recommend you check them out, if you haven’t already. I agree that eSight is a great option as well, however, visually speaking, I find the OrCam device to be much more subtle. Nevertheless, thanks for sharing this lovely content–it’s great to have so many options nowadays!
Thanks, Gary – The OrCam looks pretty interesting. It’s important to note that the eSight is solving a very specific problem. It’s for those with central vision loss. Orcam looks like they’ve basically taken the capability you can get with a smart phone (pointing at things to read and recognizing money) and packaged it into something to clip to your glasses.
Like you said, very cool we have options these days.