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Three objects connected to the service of optics

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Recently, we were talking about the future reappearance of the Google Glass market: at Eyes-Road, we are fans of connected objects and we have discovered for you three innovations in the service of sight … Innovations who approach the subject each in their own way!

Téou d'Atol, so as not to lose his glasses

No, it's not connected glasses … but connected mounts! These glasses are actually geocalisable and connected in Bluetooth via a dedicated application … Why? Atol has put them on the market so you can visualize where you have lost your glasses with ease according to the color that appears in the application:

  • Red, your glasses are more than 15 meters away,
  • Orange, less than 10 meters,
  • Green, less than 5 meters.

Beyond 30 meters, the glasses are not visible … But do not worry, the map on the screen indicates the last location where the glasses were located!

To reload the glasses, place them directly in their case for 2 to 3 hours: they have a battery life of 72 hours, enough to give you time to lose them …

Available at Atol opticians , these glasses have designed for presbyopes in optical and solar versions.


Blink, the eye exam with a smartphone

New York start-up Eyenetra launched Blink , a home-based eye exam using, among other things, a smartphone.

No way to do without advice from a professional: the "patient" will first have to make an appointment on the site goblink.co with a counselor who has a briefcase including the equipment necessary for eye diagnosis. The client will therefore test with him his visual acuity or refractive error (among others) … If indeed this examination confirms the need for new glasses, then the diagnosis generated will be sent to an ophthalmologist to send an order within 24 hours

The examination is performed using a mask inspired by virtual reality headphones , on which a smartphone acting as an auto refactor is connected.

The price of the consultation is estimated at $ 75 and lasts an average of 20 minutes; Already 35,000 exams have been made in New York. The goal of the concept is to make eye health prevention accessible to everyone, everywhere.

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Sunu, the connected bracelet for people with a disability

As you know, by emitting a sound (cane on the ground, a little slap with the tongue etc.), blind or visually impaired people can understand and understand what surrounds them. In this continuity, Cuauhtli Padilla Arias and Marco Antonio Trujillo Tejeda, two Mexican researchers from the Tec institute in Monterrey, recently designed the connected bracelet Sunu .

This ultrasound bracelet is used to support the visually impaired with an echolocation system inspired by the sound requirements of these to identify themselves in their environment. The high frequency waves emitted by the integrated sensor thus bounce off the obstacles in their path and warn the user of the presence of this obstacle!