Friday in CE: eSight Gives Vision to Legally Blind
eSight has built a pair of smart glasses that are helping the legally blind see clearly, in some cases, for the first time ever.
Although it feels really niche, eSight is really a great example of how people can truly benefit from technology. Yes, VR and drones are remarkable milestones, but giving someone their vision is a totally different level of emerging tech. The chunky, otherwise unflattering glasses, is a small price to pay for the huge benefits eSights provide.
As a small caveat, the pivotal word in this solution is legally blind. Legally blind means a 20/200 vision or worse in your best eye after correction with glasses. Legally blind occurs after correction. It's an important distinction when looking at how the eSight works. In a nutshell, it projects the image to a pair of small OLED screen in front of the user. Their corrected vision is still in play as their prescription sits in front of the visor. Software pushes the image to happen in real time and is maybe the best definition of AR to date. Additionally, the linked headset has a handset for zooming and clarity functions. An HDMI port can turn the headset into the equivalent of a Playstation VR or Occulus.