A pair of “smart glasses” might help blind people navigate an unfamiliar environment by recognizing objects or translating signs into speech, scientists say.
The majority of registered blind people have some residual ability to perceive light and motion. But assistive technologies for the visually impaired have been limited.
Now, researchers from Oxford University in England are developing a set of sophisticated glasses that use cameras and software to detect objects and display them on the lenses of glasses. The team recently won an award from the Royal Society to continue this work. [Bionic Humans: Top 10 Technologies]
“This is the beginning of a golden age for computer vision,” study researcher…