Smart Glasses may Now Help the Blind Navigate

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on November 3, 2013 at 10:16 PM
 Smart Glasses may Now Help the Blind Navigate

A pair of smart glasses are now being developed by a team of scientists, which will now help blind people navigate and move around better in unknown places.

Researchers from Oxford University in England are trying to create a set of sophisticated glasses that use camera and software to find objects and display them on the lenses of glasses, Discovery News reported.


The smart glass consists of two small cameras mounted on the corners of the glasses capture two different pictures, just as human eyes do.

The glasses show data from cameras on transparent LED displays on the lenses, so the user can see an enhanced image as well as use their remaining sight.

Comparing the distance between the cameras tell how far the object is from the user.

A set of headphones takes text and is able to translate it into speech to provide directions or read signs aloud.

They are also equipped with a compass, a GPS and a gyroscope.

Source: ANI
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