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Samsung-backed startup unveils AR glasses to help the visually impaired

No word on pricing or availability quite yet

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of vision loss, and causes the center point of one’s vision to become distorted or absent. Samsung-funded startup Cellico is looking to aid the always-growing population of those affected by AMD with their new Arges AR glasses. While they look a bit bulky, the Arges glasses utilize a small 4k camera embedded in the frame to capture the “missing piece” of the wearer’s field of vision and display it via the AR lenses in the wearer’s peripheral view. In essence, the glasses look to simply move the missing image from the viewer’s blind spot, allowing them more confidence and independence.

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The glasses come with a mobile app that not only takes care of the image processing, but also allows the wearer to customize the exact spot in their vision to capture, as well as choose where in their peripheral the image will be displayed. This enables the user to fully customize their experience to get the most out of the technology. The glasses also feature voice commands for zooming their image in or out, as well as lenses that self-tint in bright environments.

Set to debut this week at CES, Cellico has yet to announce pricing or availability for the Arges glasses.

 

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