Arges glasses move missing images for visually impaired users
Age-related macular degeneration, one of the leading causes of blindness, causes an older person’s center of vision to become blurry or even completely absent. Arges glasses are designed to help by moving invisible images.
The glasses, officially unveiled next month at CES, are being developed by Samsung-funded South Korean startup Cellico.
A small 4K camera is built into the temple of the glasses, which captures everything that is in front of the user. Live video from the camera is displayed on a circular screen on one side of the user’s field of view – where they can actually see it, albeit peripherally – through a reflective 1080p waveguide display on the inside of the glasses’ lenses.
Using the app on a paired smartphone, users can first determine the exact area of their field of view that is affected, as well as determine where the camera video will be displayed in that field. In addition, they can zoom in or out of the video using voice commands.
Other features include a PDLC (Polymeric Dispersed Liquid Crystal) film on the lenses that is automatically tinted in bright conditions, as well as a partially titanium body – the goggles are said to weigh 3.31 ounces (94g).
The process of Arges glasses is shown in the following video. There is currently no word on availability or pricing.
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