This kit helps visually impaired people to take pictures

This kit helps visually impaired people to take pictures

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    Now there is a way for the visually impaired to properly use a camera. A new technology makes it possible to project the image captured by the device directly onto the retina so that people with visual impairments can still take quality photos, like everyone else.

    A first kit will soon be marketed, the result of a collaboration between Sony and the Japanese startup QD Laser. It is made up of Sony’s DSC-HX99 compact camera and QD Laser’s Retissa Neoviewer.

    This is a viewfinder that uses laser retinal projection technology, capable of displaying a color image with a definition of 720p. This consists of projecting the image to be captured directly onto the retina, so that it can then be photographed or filmed correctly. Thanks to this kit, it is possible to carry out a fast autofocus and to take photos of as good quality as a person who sees perfectly well.

    In fact, this solution allows visually impaired people to be able to photograph everything around them relatively clearly. This kit should be distributed exclusively in the United States next summer, around 600 dollars.

    Suitable for people with various eye disorders

    Laser retinal projection is an entirely new technology, a specialty of Japanese startup QD Laser. In addition to using a camera, this technology also offers a new way of seeing landscapes and faces, of reading traffic signs, all by retinal projection.

    According to QD Laser, this system is ideal for people with various eye disorders, such as myopia or astigmatism, so that they can see a relatively clear image. Be careful though, not all victims of visual impairments, especially the most handicapped, will be able to benefit from it in the same way.