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Method and System for Providing Enhanced Vision to Users by Pairing Electroencephalogram (EEG) Sensors with Wearable Optical Components

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247007D
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for providing enhanced vision to users by pairing electroencephalogram (EEG) sensors with wearable optical components.

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Method and System for Providing Enhanced Vision to Users by Pairing Electroencephalogram (EEG) Sensors with Wearable Optical Components

Around the world, millions of people suffer from various types of visual impairment conditions such as for example macular degeneration, a disease that causes eyesight to degrade and can eventually lead to blindness. The global cost of vision loss is estimated to be nearly $3 trillion for those with low vision and blindness worldwide. People with visual impairment face many day-to-day challenges, mostly related to the need to magnify documents and objects that they need to be able to read. Though there are few specialized systems designed to magnify and enhance eyesight for very specific types of objects, there are also thousands of everyday situations where the object to be seen does not fit neatly into the specialized magnification system. There is a pressing need for a system of visual enhancement that is both light-weight (highly mobile) and operable without the need for hands-on manipulation.

Disclosed is a method and system for providing enhanced vision to users by pairing electroencephalogram (EEG) sensors with wearable optical components. The method and system pairs EEG based sensors with wearable optical components using a wireless communication for controlling sight magnification for the users suffering from one or more types of visual impairments. The wearable optical components can be optical head-mounted display (OHMD) devices such as, but not limited to, smart glasses. OHMD devices are paired with EEG sensors to control the level of sight magnification required for the users. The EEG sensors measures on-demand magnif...