Smartglasses or smart glasses are wearable computer glasses that provide additional information alongside to what the wearer sees (i.e. Wikipedia article).
Most of manufactures that develop smart glasses focus on including features such as clear pictures, videos, music, light weight, long battery life, light level adjustments, styles, and have compatibility to run on multiple devices with different operating systems. I am not a user of smart glasses, but I am always interested in accessibility that these glasses on the market can provide or what kinds of features are included to help persons with special needs. Visually impaired persons require additional features from smart glasses. I posted a blog about one smart glasses products, OrCam, in January, 2018. Cyber Eyez (Cyber Times) apps running on Vuzix M300 smart glasses is another accessibility option that may be suitable for persons who are visually impaired. Both smart glasses can recognize objects, personal items and people’s faces and read it back, but one of the differences between these two products is that Cyber Eyez can magnify up to 15X.
However, Cyber Eyez may require additional improvements such as a larger display screen for persons with very limited vision.
Cyber Eyez features include:
- Real-time Magnification up to 15x.
- Read to Text (OCR) for over 100 languages with or without internet connection. Take a picture and read it back.
- Computer Vision based real-time bar code scanner with ability to find and read a bar code in less than one second.
- Recognize over 16 billion objects with machine learning.
- Identify over 1,500 colors with machine learning. It gives the shades of colors by using the percentage of the colors.
- Sense moods on faces to know if they are happy, sad, angry, etc.
- Support Skype
- Alexa support
- Flash light
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Most users seem to find that smart glasses benefit them to be more independent in their daily activities. Unfortunately smart glasses are still priced high especially for the glasses with additional features (i.e. CyberEyez – above $2400 ).
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