Google is testing an AI system to help vision-impaired people run races

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Google is testing an artificial intelligence system designed to help blind and vision-impaired people to run races by themselves. Project Guideline, which is an early-phase research program, is an attempt to give those people more independence…

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Naughty Dog details the extensive accessibility in ‘The Last of Us Part II’

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Naughty Dog declared that The Last of Us Part II would be one of the most accessible games yet in a recent interview with The Verge, but it’s now clear exactly how far the studio was willing to go to make sure people could play. The developer …

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Bose Frames work with Microsoft’s navigation tech for the blind

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When they came out last year, the Bose Frames were an interesting, albeit unfinished showcase of what a company could do by fusing together smartglasses and headphones. We didn’t think Bose’s experiment was a consistent success, but clearly the weara…

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Alexa’s Show and Tell feature IDs objects for blind and low-vision users

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For people with vision impairments, figuring out what’s in a can or jar of food without opening it can be difficult or impossible. Amazon thinks it has a solution to that and other daily challenges that its blind and low-vision users face. Today, the…

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AR technology helps the blind navigate by making objects ‘talk’

By accessibility, augmentedreality, blind, caltech, computervision, engadget, gear, headset, hololens, Microsoft, navigation, science, tomorrow, video, wearables

If you’re blind, finding your way through a new area can sometimes be challenging. In the future, though, you might just need to wear a headset. Caltech researchers have developed a Cognitive Augmented Reality Assistant (CARA) that uses Microsoft’s…

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Flat microscope for the brain could help restore lost eyesight

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You’d probably prefer that doctors restore lost sight or hearing by directly repairing your eyes and ears, but Rice University is one step closer to the next best thing: transmitting info directly to your brain. It’s developing a flat microscope (th…

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