Assistive Technology for vision

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Through dedication and innovation, Second Sight's mission is to develop, manufacture and market implantable visual prosthetics to enable blind individuals to achieve greater independence.

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HumanWare is the global leader in assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision. HumanWare offers a wide range of innovative products, including the BrailleNote Touch, first Google certified braille tablet, the iOS compatible Brailliant braille displays, Victor Reader®, the world's leading family of digital audiobook players, the unique Prodigi® family of desktop and portable vision and reading systems, and the ultra-portable explore line of electronic handheld magnifier.

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The company has developed the Blitab braille tablet. On its website it is indicated that texts and images can not be used without permission.

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Relumino is a visual aid app for people with low vision. By running the Relumino app after connecting the mobile phone to the VR device, the world will be seen more clearly through the rear camera of the mobile phone.

Source: Samsung Electronics

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The black and white Clevy Contrast Keyboard has been developed in close cooperation with various low vision experts. This keyboard provides a better contrast than the colored version, making it even more useful for the visually impaired. Furthermore, its color scheme makes this keyboard useable by people from every age group.

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‘Relúmĭno’ is a visual aid application that works in conjunction with the Gear VR to enhance the vision of visually impaired people. Users with newer models of Galaxy smartphones, including the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8 and S8+ will be able to download ‘Relúmĭno’ for free in the Oculus Store with support for both English and Korean. ‘Relúmĭno’ does not provide support for the totally blind.

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To provide the most effective assistive technology solutions to people with a visual impairment, reading or learning difficulties and to support them in the efficient use of these solutions.

Sensotec was founded in 1986 as a company active in the development of aids for blind children, their parents and teachers in mainstream education.
We have since grown into a business with 38 employees, operating from 3 sites.

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The Be My Eyes iPhone app connects blind and visually impaired individuals with a community of volunteers. Both parties install the app, and when the blind person needs help, he/she uses the app which calls out to the network of volunteers. A live video stream from the blind person's device to the screen of the volunteer's device enables both parties to solve practical challenges in real time.

The company was started in Denmark by Hans Jorgen Wiberg, who has low vision. We are now building out the vision based in Silicon Valley.

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A guidance system is a portable device which combines a positioning capability (such as GPS) and navigation functions. Devices that help detect objects along the way are also included.

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Many people with serious visual impairments live independently, using a wide range of tools and techniques. Examples of Assistive Technology for visually impairment include the Canadian currency tactile feature, which a system of raised dots in one corner, based on Braille cells but not standard Braille. For general computer use access technology such as screen readers, screen magnifiers and refreshable Braille displays has been widely taken up along with standalone reading aids that integrate a scanner, optical character recognition (OCR) software, and speech software in a single machine.


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