Bionic glasses use multiple cameras, augmented reality

Prototype glasses developed at the Department of Clinical Neurology atOxford University augment the wearer’s eyesight with added real-time information, and may allow continued independence for those stricken with common types of visual impairment such as age-related macular degeneration.

Cameras mounted at the corners of the glasses capture what the wearer is looking at, while a phone-sized external computer recognizes objects in the video image or tracks where a person is, and displays the extra information via lights embedded in the lenses.

The device could cost as little as a standard smart phone, the researchers say.

It may even be possible for the glasses to use optical character recognition and synthesized voices to read to the wearer through earphones in the glasses.

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