There are currently clinical trials of smart glasses designed to help vision impaired people to see and read letters again in the United States.
Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to cure an inherited form of blindness.
The white cane is still one of the most common tools that blind and visually impaired people use to stay mobile. But think instead how valuable an electronic device would be if it could communicate on the surrounding environment to its user.
Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies recently announced a move to help blind and visually impaired customers through En-Vision America’s ScriptTalk audible prescription labels which are available at nearly 1,200 pharmacies.
Two graduates from Brandon’s Assiniboine Community College have developed a system to help the visually impaired navigate inside large buildings, including schools.
Several types of over-the-counter eye drops, including those packaged specifically under the Walmart, Walgreens and CVS brands have been recalled due to concerns that they may not be sterile.
Scientists have partially restored sight to blind people using a paradigm-shifting implant that wires images directly to the brain.
Many blind or partially sighted people rely on braille, a unique system of raised dots that can be read by touch to read.
The majority of applications for augmented reality that most people will be familiar with is how it can be used to insert virtual items in a realtime view of the world. While this is useful and entertaining, Apple has looked into ways to take advantage of augmented reality for more health related matters, such as aiding the partially sighted.
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that promises to bring the vision-saving technology to underserved regions throughout the United States and abroad.