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  • 28/06/2022

Google-inspired smart glasses for the blind adds eye-catching new features — here's how it works

AI-powered smart glasses, tailor-made for the blind and visually impaired, made a splash in the adaptive tech industry when Envision, an award-winning assistive technology innovator, debuted the snazzy, tech-infused eyewear at the 2020 CSUN Conference.

Google-inspired smart glasses for the blind adds eye-catching new features — here's how it works

Today, Envision announced that it packed its high-tech spectacles with brand spankin' new, eye-catching features that will enhance the day-to-day lives of low-vision users.

Envision updates its AI-powered smart glasses custom-made for low-vision people

Envision's AI-powered smart glasses, custom-made for low-vision people, was built on Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2. Since it debuted in 2020, Envision claims that its high-tech spectacles changed the lives of hundreds of blind and visually impaired people worldwide.

I know what you're thinking. "How does the Envision AI-powered smart glasses work?" Like its name insinuates, it relies on artificial intelligence to extricate information about targeted images and text — and it tells the user what it "sees." This lets sight-challenged users read work documents, recognize loved ones, find nearby personal belongings, use public transportation, and more.

Kimberly Gedeon

Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!