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Smart Glasses Use High Contrast Images To Help The Blind See

11/01/2013, We’ve seen a number of ways modern technology can help the blind as well as those with limited vision get around a little easier. Just this week, we saw a robotic cane that can help its user make their way past obstacles, but a new pair of smart...

Robotic Cane Helps Guide The Blind Past Obstacles

10/30/2013, People with eyesight often times have trouble making their way through the world as tend to trip, stumble or bump into things, even though we see them coming. Blind people probably have a much more difficult time getting around as they often need to seek...

Qualcomm Is Making It Easier For Blind People to Use Touchscreens

10/22/2012, Smartphones are changing the world and making it easier for all kinds of people to access information. Except for blind people, who miss out on several of the aspects of smartphones and touchscreens that make them so cool. Qualcomm, which produces the...

EyeRing voice-activated augmented reality device for the blind

08/10/2012, Technology has paved the way for new advances in the field of medicine. We’ve already seen apps such as the Busalert app and the Georgie Android app for the visually impaired. But the researchers over at MIT were able to develop a camera-equipped...

Bionic eye gives sight to the blind

05/03/2012, Remember the Six Million Dollar Man? Well, I am quite sure if inflation was to be taken into account, Steve Austin would be worth far more than that today with his cybernetic enhancements, but this is another can of worms altogether. What we are...

viSparsh Kinect belt helps the blind navigate

02/07/2012, We’re no strangers to technology used to help the less fortunate, but it’s always interesting when it’s done with a device originally intended for gaming – in this case, the Kinect. Well some folks over in New Delhi, India have come up...

LookTel Money Reader app receives major update

10/11/2011, Remember the LookTel Money Reader app we talked about back in March? In case you forgot, Money Reader is an app that helps visually impaired folks to count their money with the aid of their iPhones. Using the camera on the phone, Money Reader can...

Woman looking for funding for a prosthetic eye digital camera

07/11/2011, Having lost her eye in a car accident, Tanya Marie Vlach arrived upon the idea of installing an eye-camera in place of the prosthesis that she currently has equipped. If you think about it, it’s sort of like a pseudo-bionic eye, although it will most...

EYE 21 system lets the blind “see” through the use of sound

07/07/2011, It seems that there have been quite a lot of new technologies that are coming up directed at those who are visually impaired or blind, and that can only be a good thing! We had previously reported on a “virtual cane” that made use of sonar to help map...

“Virtual Cane” Lets The Visually Impaired Navigate Via Sonar

07/01/2011, A team affiliated with Israel’s Hebrew University, has developed a new device that would allow the blind and visually impaired to navigate their way by the use of “virtual canes”. The device makes use of sonar-like technology (much like...