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AR glasses can help people with low vision to navigate better

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Mehboob Ali Shaikh
Mehboob Ali Shaikh is the Bureau Chief of World News Observer. Based in Canada, working with Toronto 360 TV. Mehboob has accomplished Years of experience in print and broadcast media. He is an active participant in Social media strategies, including Facebook, Twitter and Skype.
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AR glasses can help people with low vision to navigate better in their environment, improving the mobility and function of patients with difficulty in ambient vision or low light.

The study was conducted with patients with pigmented retinitis, a genetic disease that leads to visual impairment.

A team from the University of California School of Medicine (USC) found that modified AR glasses can improve patient mobility by 50% and understanding performance by 70%.

The researchers recorded the number of times patients hit obstacles. Glasses provide visual color signals that help people with narrow peripheral vision interpret complex environments, such as avoiding obstacles in low-light environments.

“By using AR glasses, we aim to improve the quality of life of visually impaired patients by increasing their confidence in performing essential tasks and ultimately allowing them to lead a more independent life,” one researcher said.

Read also: NASA uses HoloLens glasses for the virtual reality of Titan’s space mission

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