Eyes To The Future

Eyes To The Future

Redefining independence for the visually impaired with innovative technology

In a world where technology continuously evolves to enhance accessibility and redefine the boundaries of independence, Envision Glasses emerged as a revolutionary solution for individuals with visual impairments.

These cutting-edge glasses, built on the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 platform, seamlessly integrate with daily life, providing users with a newfound sense of freedom and autonomy.

What Are Envision Glasses?

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Envision Glasses are not just eyewear; they represent a paradigm shift in how individuals with visual impairments interact with the world. Weighing less than 50 grams, these lightweight glasses incorporate an 8 MP camera with a wide field of view,  a directional mono speaker, and connectivity options such as WiFi and Bluetooth. The glasses capture and interpret visual information, translating it into spoken words through the direct speaker. With an unobtrusive and intuitive design, Envision Glasses excel in recognizing various forms of text, including handwriting, in over 60 languages.

Unveiling the Features

Envision Glasses comes equipped with an extensive array of features, turning them into a complete toolbox for users with visual impairments. Some of the standout features include

  • Instant Text: Instantly speaks out text as it appears in front of the user.
  • Scan Text: Reads long pieces of text out loud in multiple languages.
  • Smart Guidance: Automatically captures text in one go, enhancing accuracy.
  • Language Detection: Identifies and reads text out in the correct language.
  • Handwriting: Reads handwritten, personal notes, and cards with precision.
  • Layout Detection: Detects and speaks out headings and columns for a structured reading experience.
  • Reader: Allows users to scroll and listen back to the text at their own pace.
  • Export Text: Saves scanned text to the Envision library for future reference.
  • Batch Scan: Captures multiple pages of text in one go, streamlining the reading process.
  • Voice Commands: Enables users to control Envision Glasses with their voice for a hands-free experience.
  • Favourites: Groups together Envision Glasses features, providing easy access.
  • Call an Ally: Facilitates hands-free video calls to trusted friends and family through the Envision Ally feature.
  • Describe Scene: Offers a detailed description of the scene in front of the user.
  • Detect Light: Measures the intensity and direction of light sources in the environment.
  • Recognize Cash: Identifies banknotes in multiple currencies, enhancing financial independence.
  • Detect Colors: Determines the colour of objects in the user's surroundings.
  • Find Objects: Identifies popular objects and provides information about their location.
  • Find People: Alerts users when familiar faces are nearby.
  • Teach a Face: Recognizes and remembers the faces of people known to the user.
  • Explore: Provides real-time information about the user's surroundings, promoting spatial awareness.

Ask Envision – Bridging Accessibility Gaps

An addition to Envision Glasses is the "Ask Envision" feature, which integrates GPT-4 by OpenAI. This innovative feature enables users to scan documents and ask questions, expanding accessibility to text-based content. By combining the power of artificial intelligence with Envision Glasses, individuals who are blind or have low vision can navigate the digital world with unprecedented ease.

Envision Glasses Editions

Envision Glasses caters to various needs through three distinct editions – Read Edition, Home Edition, and Professional Edition. Each edition is designed to offer tailored features, ensuring that users have the tools they need for their unique lifestyle.

Read Edition – The Ultimate Reading Device

Ideal for private non-commercial use, the Read Edition transforms the act of reading into a dynamic and effortless experience. With features like Instant Text, Scan Text, and Batch Scan, these lightweight titanium-framed glasses turn any written content, from newspapers to handwritten notes, into spoken words. The ability to explore books at one's own pace through Smart Guidance and Layout Detection makes the Read Edition an invaluable companion for literature enthusiasts.

Home Edition – Independent Access to Information

Tailored for private non-commercial use, the Home Edition extends the capabilities of the Read Edition by incorporating a comprehensive set of features. Users can not only read and explore written content but also make hands-free video calls to friends and family using the Envision Ally feature.

This edition transforms the glasses into a versatile tool for recognizing faces, colours, objects, and even currency.

Professional Edition – For Commercial and Non-Commercial Use

Suitable for enterprise, agency, or organisational use, the Professional Edition mirrors the capabilities of the Home Edition. It serves as a powerful tool for both commercial and non-commercial purposes, providing professionals with the means to access information independently.

With features like language detection, handwriting recognition, and the ability to teach the device to recognise familiar faces, the Professional Edition becomes an indispensable asset for a wide range of applications.

Envision Glasses represents a significant leap forward in the world of assistive technology, empowering individuals with visual impairments to lead more independent and fulfilling lives.

With a range of editions catering to different needs, these glasses seamlessly integrate into daily routines, transforming the way users interact with their surroundings.

The combination of advanced features, user-friendly design, and the integration of AI through "Ask Envision" makes these glasses a beacon of innovation in the pursuit of accessibility and independence.

As Envision Glasses continues to evolve, they promise to redefine the possibilities for those who rely on assistive technology to navigate the world
around them.

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