Feb 5, 2015

Smart Glasses for Blind > With Depth Information > Oxford University > Stephen Hicks

A group of brilliant people at Oxford are doing a great job. Their task is a noble one - to give vision.

A group led by Stephen L. Hicks,  Iain Wilson, Louwai Muhammed, John Worsfold, Susan M. Downes, and
Christopher Kennard have developed smart glasses for the blind with some very little residual vision.

Understanding the depth in an image is very important in obstacle avoidance, and 
the most interesting aspect of these glasses is their depth information capture.

Read their full paper on the glasses here.

New transparent smart glasses

These glasses have got much press coverage with many videos even showing them live in action.
Read these here:
  1. http://www.euronews.com/2015/02/04/smart-glasses-use-3d-cameras-to-help-visually-impaired-see/
  2. http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2014-06-17-smart-glasses-people-poor-vision-being-tested-oxford