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‘Smart glasses’ and the near-blind

‘Smart glasses,’ which help people with poor vision boost their awareness of what is around them, are being tested in public for the first time, reports [s]Medical News Today[/s]. Researchers at Oxford University in the UK are measuring how well their invention can help the near-blind navigate around shopping malls and avoid walking into obstacles.

Dr Stephen Hicks of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, who is leading the development, is quoted as saying that the aim is to improve functional vision for people with limited eyesight and help them gain ‘greater freedom, independence and confidence to get about, and a much improved quality of life.’ Hicks says he and his team want eventually to have ‘a product that will look like a regular pair of glasses and cost no more than a few hundred pounds – about the same as a smartphone.’

[link url=http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/278470.php]Full Medical News Today report[/link]

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