Glasses Compensate for Lost Vision [video]

Glasses Compensate for Lost Vision [video]

Macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and other visual impairment conditions can severely limit a person’s ability to live independently and to participate in accustomed activities. We’ve written about several technologies for the visually...
New Device Will Give You a Push [video]

New Device Will Give You a Push [video]

When it comes to user interfaces for devices, there’s not a lot new under the sun. We have indicators that can blink or shine a light, displays that can show text or pictures, and components that can vibrate or provide haptic feedback. But there is not a good...
Retina Implant Allows the Blind to See [video]

Retina Implant Allows the Blind to See [video]

Doctors at the University of Southern California have developed a device that can help the blind see again. In much the same way that a cochlear implant can help deaf people hear, the Argus II directly stimulates the retina nerves at the back of the eyeball using an...

And One Ring to Read Them All

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7pwr_xmGUQ] People with severely impaired vision have difficulty when it comes to reading text. There are Braille versions of books, but very few titles are produced in that format. There are lots of adaptive technology...