Augmented reality glasses may help people with low vision better navigate their environment

Publication Title
HSC News
Publication/Creation Date
August 26 2019
Wendy Wolfson (creator)
University Of Southern California (creator)
Keck School Of Medicine At USC (creator)
Persuasive Intent
Adapted augmented reality (ar) glasses can improve both the mobility and grasp performance of patients diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (an inherited degenerative eye disease that results in poor vision). Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine have developed AR glasses that project bright colours onto patient's retinas, corresponding to nearby objects. When wearing these glasses, patients experienced less difficulty navigating through low light environments. They also had an easier time identifying and grasping objects in dimly lit rooms. Overall, adapted AR glasses have the potential to improve the quality of life for those diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa.
HCI Platform
Location on Body

Date archived
August 30 2019
Last edited
October 7 2019
How to cite this entry
Wendy Wolfson, University Of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine at USC. (August 26 2019). "Augmented reality glasses may help people with low vision better navigate their environment". HSC News. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4012