Artefact worked with eSight on the design of eSight 3, the only patented wearable in the world that restores vision to the legally blind. With eSight 3, visually impaired people can recognize the faces of loved ones for the first time, navigate the world around them, and independently manage daily life. We redesigned eSight 3 to be 50% lighter, sleeker and more comfortable. For a device as important to its users as eSight 3, lightweight wearability is crucial for using eSight 3 in daily life and restoring vision.
Fernd Van Engelen
The majority of legally blind people have sufficient peripheral vision to see shapes and objects in their environment but experience visual impairment in the central part of vision that helps the eye distinguish detail. Through enhanced contrast and 24x magnification, eSight 3 enhances the center portion of vision, allowing the wearer to identify faces, read expressions and discern other details. At the same time, the design of eSight 3 minimizes the extent to which the headset obscures peripheral vision.
While people with vision impairment use eSight to see faces, headsets can be a barrier to one-to-one eye contact. eSight 3 contains a revolutionary technology, patented "Bioptic Tilt" that helps the wearer establish eye contact and therefore re-establish more natural relationships with the people and environment around them. This feature allows the headset's position to be changed so that the user can seamlessly switch between ranges of vision, depending on the nature of the environment they are in or task they are focused on.
eSight 3 is designed not just to be functional, but to be sleek and sophisticated in appearance. Features like the ability to easily flip the glasses to establish eye contact strike the right balance between the novelty of technology and the timelessness of human connection and identity.
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