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Oxford Press Video - June 2014

An article in the March 2013 edition of Wired.
Digital Glasses - Oculab

 Oxford Mail
Investment needed to manufacture new glasses.

July 4, 2013Iain Wilson with Assisted Vision prototype Oxford 2013

SCIENTISTS have developed hi-tech glasses that could prove a major boost for the blind.

The team at Oxford University spin-out company Assisted Vision say the spectacles will help blind people navigate obstacles more safely by using small on-board cameras and a computer, which generate a 3D brightness map for the wearer.

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Peer reviewed journal article.
Journal Articl - free at PLOS
Pilot study using an LED version of a depth-based visual aid.

In this short study we tested whether blind and partially-sighted people could use a wide angle (120 degrees) but very low resolution display (96 pixels per eye), to locate and orient towards targets in space as a precursor to walking around independently. We also studied how well controls could learn to use a live depth map on the same low resolution display to navigate a small obstacle course

Other press coverage:

High-tech glasses to take the place of white canes and guide dogs within two years
Daily Mail - November 2012

End of Guide Dogs for the Blind?
Evening Standard - November 2012

Hi-tech specs will help visually impaired people 'see'
Oxford Mail November 2012

BBC News item - November 2012

Smart Glasses: An Alternative to Bionic Eye
mivision - 5 October 2011

Nuevos lentes de alta tecnología ayudarían a personas con cataratas
La Nación - 25th of September 2011

Is bionic vision about to become a reality? 
The Metro - 18th of September 2011

Bionic Glasses of the Future
ABC Radio Australia - 14th of August

Bionic Vision for the Blind
MIT Technology Review - 26th of July 2011

It's the eye-phone: bionic glasses bring hope for blind
Sydney Morning Herald - 14th of July 2011

Computer games consoles inspire aid for blind
The Independent - 5th of July 2011

Glasses for the blind... hi-tech specs may help thousands to 'see' again
Daily Mail - 5th of July 2011