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Eyeglass-mounted camera aids people with low vision

May 23, 2016

Patients with low vision who used a miniature camera with optical character-recognition technology mounted on their eyeglasses experienced dramatic improvement in their ability to perform activities of daily living, according to a study in JAMA Ophthalmology.

To establish baseline vision, patients completed a 10-item test simulating daily functions three separate times: without using any low-vision aids, using their own low-vision aids if they had any and using the OrCam. At time of enrollment, patients underwent an instructor-led training session on the use of the OrCam.

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In the Journals

Eyeglass-mounted camera aids people with low vision

May 23, 2016
Patients with low vision who used a miniature camera with optical character-recognition technology mounted on their eyeglasses experienced dramatic…

New smart glasses designed to aid patients with low vision

May 19, 2016
NuEyes and Osterhout Design Group announced the release of portable smart glasses for patients with low vision.Osterhout Design Group (ODG) combined…

BLOG: Who inspires you?

April 14, 2016
I have a tendency to be influenced by the people that I meet and talk with. I often find the stories of the events and happenings of other…

Video

VIDEO: Researchers aim to remove functional barriers for low vision patients

April 7, 2016
Laura Walker, PhD, said the Envision Research Institute is dedicated to looking at applied research in low vision for individuals of all ages. The…

In the Journals

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