Varioptic camera forms part of electronic glasses for visually impaired

Varioptic is happy to announce that its advanced Caspian module is a part of the recently launched eSight 3, a revolutionary pair of electronic glasses that allow those who are legally blind to actually see. 

eSight 3 leverages Varioptic’s Caspian module and high-speed, high-definition camera to allow users to focus, on average, from 70mm to infinity. With eSight, enhanced, high-definition footage is then displayed on two OLED screens in front of the user’s eyes, and is seen by a visually impaired user with unprecedented visual clarity and virtually no lag.
“Varioptic lens is perfectly suited for low vision application as it enables fast autofocus with high image quality and no sensitivity to acceleration, even during the movement of the user, there is no impact on the sharpness of the image” says Frédéric Laune, Business Manager of Varioptic – “We are proud to offer a solution to eSight 3 which helps the legally blind see.”
Frank Jones, eSight’s CTO, explained, “Including Varioptic’s components in our latest version of eSight has allowed us to significantly improve the experience for our visually impaired users. Varioptic’s smooth and silent auto-focus provides our wearers with superior image quality, without sacrificing on form factor or weight.”


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