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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Technology to Help the Legally Blind See

Augmented-Reality Glasses Could Help Legally Blind Navigate

Startup VA-ST thinks its depth-sensing glasses can help people with little sight get around more easily.

Rachel Metz | June 15, 2015

Though it looks like a pop-art installation you might find in a Brooklyn gallery, the cartoonish, high-contrast black-and-white world you see when looking through a pair of Stephen Hicks’s augmented-reality glasses is actually part of a plan to help the legally blind see better.

"Startup VA-ST’s Smart Specs, which include a depth camera and augmented-reality glasses, aim to help those who are legally blind see better." Source:

<more at; related links: (SmartSpecs) an and (Epson. Moverio Smart Glasses)>

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