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Enhanced research and ever-changing technology contribute to an improved understanding of visual impairments and their treatment. Below are recent findings that impact Cleveland Sight Center and its clients.

Microsoft PeopleLens is a new research project that uses AI to help blind learners understand space and direction of peers

It is a headset device that uses AI to read aloud to the wearer, using spatialized audio to say the names of known people when the blind person looks at them. Read more.

How to quickly limit location tracking, smart speaker recordings, and other data collection

It’s an easy way to feel productive on a lazy afternoon. These tips will limit the way products and services snoop on us, feeding our personal data to big companies for targeted advertising and other uses. Read more.

Bionic eyes: Obsolete tech leaves patients in the dark

Possibility of Argus II tech support by newly merged companies. Adam Mendelsohn, chief executive of Nano Precision Medical, with which Second Sight is planning to merge, told the BBC it would consider the issues raised by IEEE once the merger, scheduled for mid-2022 - was completed. "I do intend to make this one of our priorities if and when I assume my leadership position in the combined company," Mr Mendelsohn said. Read more.

An open-source database to help visually impaired pedestrians navigate cities

Image-based wearable navigation assistance is set to make significant breakthroughs for everyone from the blind to the cognitively impaired to the elderly, helping with safe navigation in congested, complicated and often dangerous outdoor environments and also in unfamiliar indoor environments. Ultimately, this project has the potential to redefine accessibility, helping millions of people expand their horizons and better interact with the world. Read more.

How could people with no or limited sight experience the sporting event?

For fans who are visually impaired in a stadium, Ireland is leading the way. During soccer games, they wear an ear piece in one ear, hearing the crowd in the other ear. An audio describer explains what they are not seeing, like when some flares went off. Read more.