Electronic glasses eSight allowed nearly blind woman to look at her child

Electronic glasses eSight allowed nearly blind woman to look at her child

Modern scientific achievements in the development of wearable devices allow people with visual impairments arising as a result of injury or disease progression, if you do not participate in the treatment process, at least temporarily return patients to normal life. A good example of where technology comes to the aid really need them, which occurred a few days ago was the case with 29-year-old Katie Beytts (Kathy Beitz).

You must start with the fact that Mrs. Beytts has serious vision problems that began to emerge in childhood. Over time, the disease has progressed only, and vision inevitably fall. Doctors diagnosed her “Stargardt’s disease” – a hereditary disease of the retina, due to which a woman for 29 years, we can say almost lost the ability to see. Everything that enters now in its field of view, it looks like one big giant spot concealer under a real world. Do not lose visual contact finally allows partially preserved peripheral vision, which does not correspond to that of an absolutely healthy person.

“If I look at a short distance on the person, you will not see any of his head or shoulders” – explains Kathy Beytts reporters.

Help is in the hospital after giving birth to Mrs. Beytts first look and still see his newborn son experts helped the Canadian company eSight Corp. Their development under the same name eSight is an innovative electronic glasses for people with poor eyesight.

Electronic glasses eSight allowed nearly blind woman to look at her child

At the core of the device are miniaturized cameras coupled with the processing technology the video sequence in real time, taking into account the characteristics of the patient. After that, scaled and adapted image is projected onto the miniature displays, thanks to which the user has an opportunity to eSight see those items that were not available before.

“I even was able to discern similarities lips with my child,” – said happily became a few hours before the use of electronic points eSight mother heroine news.

“Her eyes are able to perceive much more information if it is to focus on the vision is not the real object, and to obtain an image with are located in close proximity to the retina display,” – said one of the creators of electronic points.

At the moment, Kathy Beytts resorted to regular use of electronic points eSight, to be able to care for a newborn. Although the unit cost of $ 15 thousand. Appeared on the market about a year ago, another reminder in the form of donated almost blinded by the manufacturer a chance to look at the woman his son would be the best way to instill hope in the people who have lost it with the partially sighted.

Electronic glasses eSight allowed nearly blind woman to look at her child updated: January 28, 2015 author: John Malkovich