Technology Demonstration: Smart Glasses to combat Night Blindness

On Friday 8th November 2019 from 10.30am to 12pm we are hosting Andy Sanders from Hoya Lens UK who will demonstrate newly developed smart glasses aimed at assisting individuals who have difficulty seeing things in dark places (night blindness).

By wearing the glasses individuals with night blindness are able to see objects in their natural colour, even in dark places. The field of vision is very good and can help people with restricted field of vision (tunnel vision). The glasses are ideal for individuals diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), Glaucoma, and some with diabetic retinopathy.

If you are interested in finding our more and having a try yourself please come to KVIN offices on the 8th November at 10.30am. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

A photo of the smart glasses and control box that will be demonstrated.

Heres some information about the technology from HOYA;
In April 2018 HOYA SURGICAL OPTICS (HSO) launched the MW10 in Japan, aimed at assisting individuals who, because of nyctalopia (night blindness), have difficulty seeing things in dark places. The MW10 is now offered with a wide-angle camera lens, aimed to support the users’ field of vision.
The product is an eyewear-type wearable device that displays an image, captured by HSO’s originally-developed compact, low-light high-sensitive camera, on an organic monitor screen immediately in front of the wearer’s eyes as a bright picture. By wearing the device, individuals with nyctalopia (night blindness) are able to see objects in their natural colour, even in dark places.
The standard camera lens is able to display images seen with an approximately 27-degree visual field and the wide-angle camera lens approximately 142-degree visual field. Because of this, the wide-angle camera lens is effective for assisting the visual fields of people suffering from visual field constriction, whether in bright or dark places.
The result is that, individuals with visual field constriction can obtain even greater amounts of visual information within their own fields of vision. Wearers are expected to find the device even more convenient by using conventional standard camera lens and wide-angle camera lens differently for different purposes and different environments.
The unit will be offered in the UK from approximately April 2020.