SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH ASSISTIVE GLASSES

A new research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University focuses on the development of a mobile adaptive assistance system in the form of intelligent glasses that provide unobtrusive and intuitive support in everyday situations. The technology platform is being provided by eye tracking specialist SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) (www.smivision.com).

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EYES ON THE ROAD: TORC ROBOTICS HELPS BLIND DRIVER “SEE”

Allied Vision’s Prosilica GC1290C camera used in combination with other systems gives a blind driver enough information to drive a vehicle independently Located in Blacksburg, Virginia (US), TORC Robotics is doing just that. TORC Robotics, LLC is a company founded by engineers driven with an enthusiastic passion to change the influence of technology on the […]

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A STEP TOWARD A POTENTIAL THERAPY FOR ACQUIRED BLINDNESS

Hereditary blindness caused by a progressive degeneration of the light-sensing cells in the eye, the photoreceptors, affects millions of people worldwide. Although the light-sensing cells are lost, cells in deeper layers of the retina, which normally cannot sense light, remain intact. A promising new therapeutic approach based on a technology termed “optogenetics” is to introduce […]

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