NuEyes and Osterhout Design Group announced the release of portable smart glasses for patients with low vision.
Osterhout Design Group (ODG) combined its R-7 smart glasses with NuEyes’ lenses and proprietary software to display altered camera feedback for individuals suffering from age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa and other visually impairing conditions, according to a press release from ODG.
The battery-powered smart glasses feature voice activation, 3D stereoscopic ultratransparent high-definition displays, high-speed wireless connectivity and high-performance positional sensors. The bridge includes a camera that captures a 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second image. The NuEyes technology that was added to the R-7 design allows for enhanced and enlarged images captured by the camera to then be projected inside the lenses.
“I have several patients who have been waiting for this technology for a long time,” Michael Samuel, MD, a retina specialist at the Retina Institute of California, said in the release. “Macular degeneration is the number one cause of blindness in this country, and patients that have end-stage macular degeneration are really the ones that are struggling the most. They’re the ones who are really looking for technology.”
The NuEyes smart glasses were honored as a winner at the recent Consumer Electronics Show 2016, during the CEA Foundation’s inaugural “technology that improves lives” video contest, according to the release. They are currently available through NuEyes.