Blind Woman Sees Her Baby For The First Time Thanks To New Technologyadmin
Kathy Bleitz, who has been legally blind since she was 11, used a pair of innovative electronic specs. She suffers from Stargardt disease, and is an inherited degenerative disease that causes a major loss of central vision. Peripheral vision is usually retained. The loss of vision is due to the death of light-sensitive photoreceptor cells in the central portion of the retina. She is not completely blind and can see objects and faces as hazy, undefined shapes. There is no cure to help individuals like Kathy, but a new invention can help people see by using cutting-edge technology. eSight, the electronic glasses, have different combined components that can be adjusted so the image is a bit clearer to the viewer.
The headset that is placed on the lens frames, has an HD camera that sends real-time video footage onto organic light-emitting diode screens that are directly in front of the user. The user can also adjust and magnify the image with a separate handheld device. “Interestingly, eSight’s many unique features—such as 14-times zoom, image contrast enhancement, reverse color display, etc—enable eSight users to actually see many things that normally-sighted people cannot see,” members of the company wrote on their website.