Some people who are legally blind can still see, but images can be blurry and in low contrast. eSight has created a headset that can give sight to the blind through three technologies. First, an HD camera captures video. Second, a built in computer increases contrast and clarity. Third and finally, the image is projected on displays in real time. 15 years after marrying his wife, eSight helped a legally blind man recreate his wedding day, where he was finally able to see his bride walk down the aisle. While eSight does not work for all legally blind people, it is an incredible boost to the quality of life for many who struggle to see the world around them.
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