Smart Glasses for Improving Mobility of Low Vision People (Phase Two)

This proposal aims to continue the work toward a prototype of the smart glasses with the digital bioptic lens. In Phase Two, the research team will implement the digital bioptic lens on augmented reality glasses. Bioptic glasses is a telescope on glasses. It helps people with poor vision see details in the central retina area where it has degenerated by aging or diseases such as glaucoma. Currently, West Virginia, New York, Ohio, and New Jersey allow people to drive with the bioptic glasses with certain training. For example, OH requires 40 hours training and WV requires 80 hours of training. Currently PennDOT is working on the state legislation regarding drivers with bioptic glasses. The existing mechanical bioptic lens are heavy and passive. It needs manual focus adjustment with two hands and also blocks part of the user’s vision. The proposed work is to replace the mechanical lens with digital bioptic heads-up display that can be projected onto the regular glasses. It will be lighter, auto-focus, and digitally zoomable. This will improve the mobility of low-vision users in many applications, including driving, sign recognition, navigation, situation-awareness, and training. The scope of work for Phase Two includes three tasks: 1) miniature digital camera and optic design, 2) miniature OLED heads-up display design, and 3) computer vision algorithms for bioptic display and visual enhancement.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $25000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747111

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Center Program
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  • Managing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Cai, Yang

  • Start Date: 20200701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01738968
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility (Mobility21)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: May 11 2020 10:25AM