Quick Hits: Wearable Technology

Bright ideas in wearable technology put optometrists on the cutting edge of an exciting new market.

Bright ideas in wearable technology put optometrists on the cutting edge of an exciting new market. See for yourself by checking out these eyewear innovations:

  • Superhuman Vision: Standard safety goggles serve a basic function: protecting surgeons and doctors during procedures. New technology from companies like 2AI Labs is taking medical spectacles to the next level with eyewear that reveals internal injuries invisible to the naked eye, helps nurses find veins, and leads doctors to lingering cancer cells. Read more by clicking here.
  • Going Telescopic: Appealing to military elite and octogenarians alike, wink-controlled, zoomable telescopic contact lenses improve vision for age-related macular degeneration patients (when paired with smart glasses) while offering hawk-eye vision to snipers on the battlefield. Find out more by clicking here.
  • Communication Innovation: EyeControl offers ALS patients a life-changing opportunity to express themselves through speech. An infrared camera connected to a simple glasses frame communicates with a computer and translates the user’s blinks and eye movements into commands, outputting sound through a speaker. See more of this remarkable technology by clicking here.
  • Interstellar Sight: Osterhout Design Group joined forces with NASA to create computerized glasses for astronauts that can guide them through how to make repairs or do experiments while in space. Read more by clicking here. The company also plans to release consumer augmented reality wearable devices early next year.  Find out more here.

 

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