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February 04, 2016
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NuEyes Smart Glasses for Visually Impaired

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Colourblind Test in Mobile App

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Mobase Stand for Mobilux Magnifiers

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NuEyes Releases Smart Glasses for Visually Impaired


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Product: NuEyes
Top Line: NuEyes, a Southern California-based startup, is introducing lightweight, wireless, voice activated smart glasses for the visually impaired. The glasses are designed to help those with macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa or other visual conditions. It incorporates technology developed by ODG, a leading producer of smart glasses.
Close Up: NuEyes glasses allow the user to read, write, watch TV and movies, see faces, continue hobbies such as reading music or playing cards, and regain visual independence.
Click here to watch a video about NuEyes.
Vital Stats: Two styles are available:
NuEyes Easy
  • Variable magnification from 2-14x
  • Four contrasts in color: normal, enhanced positive, enhanced negative, and greyscale
  • TV watching, streaming and with a cable
  • Two-hour battery in the device, and a 10-hour battery pack included
  • Four nose pieces
  • Optical attachment for distance viewing
  • Wireless remote
  • Voice activation
  • Ear buds
  • Bluetooth for sound, can be paired to a headset or Bluetooth enabled hearing aids
  • Two-year warranty
  • $5,995 retail price
NuEyes Pro
Incorporates all of the above features, plus:
  • OCR (Optical Character Recognition) allows the user to have printed text scanned and read to them
  • 15 of the most used languages, including English, to start
  • Web browsing and internet
  • Email
  • Social media apps
  • Smart board streaming for students
  • $6,495 retail price
nueyes.com; (800) 605-4033

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Colourblind Memory Test Game Released in an iOS App


Product: Colourblind Memory Test Game
Top Line: Mobile app development studio What's AppMaker has added to its collection of mobile games with the Colourblind Memory Test Game, which it describes as “a brain-stimulating app that builds color recognition and memory skills, along with some simple mathematics.”
Developed for all iOS devices, the Colourblind Memory Test Game is fully compatible with the Apple Watch. The watch app features a slight blur to the graphics to add to the degree of difficulty.
"We design all of our games to be challenging and rewarding," explained Okorafor Ikeagwu, developer at What's AppMaker. “The Colourblind Memory Test Game is just the latest example. The game taps into people's recognition and recall skills, and delivers a sense of reward at its successful conclusion. We hope players will share the game with friends and family around the world, because friendly competition is healthy, too.”
Close Up: The color puzzles and math problems in the Colourblind Memory Test Game offer a way to train the brain to recognize colors more quickly and retain that memory for longer. The game incorporates the familiar tapping and swiping functionality, and users can see where they are within the game with a row of white dots at the bottom of the screen. Like the best mobile games, the Colourblind Memory Test Game can be played anywhere, any time the user has a few extra moments.
The Colourblind Memory Test Game uses the same Ishihara plates that one finds at optometrist offices, with a field of colored dots and a number embedded within. However, the game does not replace a doctor's diagnosis in the case of actual colorblindness.
Vital Stats: The Colourblind Memory Test Game is available now on iTunes.
Colourblind Memory Test Game; (415) 445-4683

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Eschenbach Intros Stand for Mobilux LED Hand-held Magnifiers


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Product: Mobase Stand
Top Line: With the new Mobase stand from Eschenbach, (#1511-001) Mobilux LED hand-held magnifiers can be used as a stand magnifier. This Mobase stand is specifically designed to fit the following Mobilux Hand-held Magnifiers: 1511-2, 1511-3, 1511-4 and 1511-41.
Close Up: There are two positions to choose from. Used in the upright position, the user has both hands free to work behind the lens, such as threading a needle or filing nails. When used in the flat position, users can easily slide their Mobilux hand-held magnifier over the reading material.
Each of the four Mobase stands has unique specifications that guarantee the correct viewing distance for every Mobilux LED hand-held magnifier. It's quick and easy to insert the Mobilux LED into the Mobase stand, and patients can change over to using the magnifier as a hand-held device at any time.
Vital Stats: Made of sturdy black plastic.
www.eschenbach.com; (800) 487-5389


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