NuEyes Launches Text-to-Speech Headsets for the Blind
NuEyes, a pioneer in the field of low-vision technology, has partnered with mac-fusion, a Seal Beach, Calif., NuEyes distributor, to bring NuEyes wireless, a wearable headset, to visually impaired users across southern California.
NuEyes, the newest head-mounted and hands-free wearable technology, makes and text-to-speech capabilities available in a headset about the size of a pair of sunglasses. NuEyes, featuring ODG smartglasses, magnifies up to 12 times and displays enhanced versions of anything that a user looks at.
NuEyes wearable technology is completely wireless, hands-free, and mobile.
NuEyes uses technologies originally designed by ODG (Osterhout Design Group) for military use. These smartglasses are a visual prosthetic that combines NuEyes' lenses and proprietary software with ODG's augmented reality (AR) R-7 smartglasses to enable people with severe vision loss to see again.
"We are thrilled to bring this amazing technology to individuals with low vision," said >Marilyn Halpin, president of mac-fusion, in a statement. "A lot of people don't realize that Apple has been on the vanguard of assistive technologies built right into MacOS and iOS for many years. Incorporating a wearable device into our product offerings was the next step for mac-fusion and NuEyes is the best on the market."
"In the short time since the launch of NuEyes and our partnership, we have been honored and amazed to see the incredible impact these glasses have on the lives of people with low vision," said mac-fusion's general manager, Ryan Weaver, in a statement.
"Our goal with this partnership is to get NuEyes visual prosthetics into the hands of every visually impaired veteran and every person in southern California suffering from vision loss to help them see and live independently again," said Mark Greget, CEO and founder of NuEyes, in a statement.