eSight’s wearable, hands-free headset houses a small, high-speed camera that captures everything the eSight user is looking at. The captured live video stream is instantly sent to a powerful computer that uses proprietary software to process each pixel of video captured by the camera.
The enhanced video is sent back to the headset and displayed on two, powerful Organic-LED screens in front of the user’s eyes. Typically, these full color video images can be clearly seen by the eSight user with unprecedented visual clarity – in essence breaking through most underlying eye conditions that cause their blindness.
All of this happens in real-time, with no discernible lag time for the eSight user. This is a crucial capability that lets the eSight user instantly switch from near vision (reading a document) – to midrange vision (looking up to see who just stepped into the room) – to long range vision (looking out the window to see if it is raining).
eSight users can easily adjust color, contrast, brightness and magnification (up to 14X) settings, and even take and store pictures.
eSight is designed to optimize the remaining central vision of the eye, all while leveraging a person's peripheral vision. To accomplish this, eSight engineers invented what is called "bioptic tilt", one of eSight's patented features. This allows the eyewear to be tilted up on the head. While titled, a user can use their peripheral vision for orientation and look into the eyewear for further detail or far away objects.
Animation of eSight's bioptic tilt.