Beginning from 2014, the vision-impaired will have the scientists at the Oxford University, United Kingdom to thank for bringing back the lost hopes of regaining vision. The scientists have readied what they call bionic spectacles that integrate the use of mini-sized cameras and a pocket computer to give the wearer indications about any object in their way, and also to the people walking in their direction.

Regained lost hopes..

Regained lost hopes..

According to a report in The Hindu, among the several highlighted features of the spectacles, are its inexpensiveness and light weightedness.  Using these glasses, the blind will find it possible to do the basic tasks like finding their way on crowded roads, read bus numbers, among others. The spectacles primarily derive their information from the Light Emitting Diodes that have been fitted into the lenses, which light up, thereby giving the wearer all the necessary details.

Although a fixed price tag for the same has not been added, the researchers state that the price tag would be kept affordable.

Publish date: July 7, 2011 11:04 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:08 pm

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