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Jaume Puig and his wife sought medical treatment when their two-year-old son Biel began falling down often and had difficulties ascending stairs after learning to walk. The youngster was diagnosed with poor vision after seeing many physicians, a condition considerably more prevalent than blindness that makes daily activities difficult.
It was caused by an optic nerve issue in Biel’s instance, but the disease can also be caused by abnormalities in the retina, brain, or other areas of the visual system, or by conditions like glaucoma or macular degeneration.
Glasses or surgery cannot correct low eyesight. While magnifiers can assist with certain tasks such as reading, there was no accessible technology to assist the youngster in getting around. Glasses or surgery cannot correct low eyesight. While magnifiers can assist with certain tasks such as reading, there was no accessible technology to assist the youngster in getting around.
“There are canes and guiding dogs available. There is nothing else. We became involved in this because we recognised a need for it “Puig, 52, spoke to AFP at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, the telecom industry’s largest annual meeting.
At the exhibition, the headset is on display. It is a hybrid of gaming goggles and glasses that generates a 3D picture onto which text, graphics, and video may be superimposed over real-world visuals. It also uses AI to detect and alert users to potential hazards.
Moreover, When a wearer comes close to an item that is blocking their way, a big red circle appears on the screen to alert them of the impending danger. The spectacles cost EUR 900,000 (about Rs. 7 crores) to develop, with the pair investing 65,000 euros of their own money and the rest coming from public organisations and crowd-funding.
Puig, who has established many previous technology businesses, now expects that future versions of the glasses will have voice activation and a navigation system that interacts with Google Maps.