Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) revealed that their new blood test can detect patients at risk of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common disorder caused by damage to the macular that can cause blindness.
Scientists are a step closer to creating a bionic eye which could help millions of blind people to see using a microchip implanted in the retina and a pair of glasses.
A biohacker claims to have developed a ‘new human sense’ after implanting a Bluetooth compass into his chest.
Chieko Asakawa, a Japanese doctor and inventor, is developing a new technology that will aid visually impaired individuals. Her passion for advancing technology for the visually impaired started when Asakawa had a swimming pool accident when she was 14 which caused her blindness. She is now working with other companies to improve the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help people live a normal life.
An Australian pharmacy company, Priceline Pharmacy has created a makeup tutorial video on its website for people who are blind or have low vision.
A new app launched by charity, See Around Britain, aims to take away travel uncertainty for disabled people with a solution that offers essential accessibility information and photographs for hundreds of thousands of sites in the UK and Europe. It also includes railway and Eurostar, buses and taxis, stations and airports.
Huawei is using artificial intelligence (AI) to help blind people “see” the faces of people with whom they’re speaking. The Chinese company debuted Facing Emotions, an app for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro that can “translate” seven different universal emotions — anger, fear, disgust, happiness, sadness, surprise, and contempt — into seven corresponding sounds.
Medical device company Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH (Implandata) announced that the first patient in its international, multi-center, clinical study has been successfully implanted with its novel pressure sensor. This first-in-human clinical study is being conducted to validate the suprachoroidally-placed EYEMATE-SC sensor implant for continual monitoring of intraocular pressure (IOP).
An app developed by a University of Queensland student is helping the visually impaired navigate the stars and planets in our solar system.