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Smartphone Aid for Readers with Glasses

 
Smartphone Aid for Readers with Glasses
Posted August 22nd, 2014 @ 12:30am by KTRH’s Nikki Courtney

If you wear glasses, most of the time, or wear reading glasses, and use a smartphone, or I-pods, tablets, e-readers, GPS units and other devices, relief may someday be in sight.

Fu-Chung Huang, a researcher formerly at UC Berkeley, now a PhD working at Microsoft, is a member of the team along with some with some MIT researchers, who developed a prototype of an attachment that could redefine how people wearing glasses interact with their electronic devices.

“We basically put the correction of the glasses on the display, not on your head,” Huang tells KTRH News.

They have created a screen for computers or smartphones that has software in it programmed with your prescription from your eye doctor.

“If you are just having near-sightedness or farsightedness you just tell the program what is the situation of the eye,” Huang says.

Whatever your vision is, you would be able to see any display screen with 20/20 vision - without wearing glasses.  It’s ground-breaking technology, but was developed by scientists, not MBA grads, so they don't know how or when it will be commercially available.

 

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