"Hacked" Virtual-Reality Goggles Helps Visually Impaired Navigate Obstacles | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

A nondescript head-mounted display could soon spell fewer bumps and bruises for people with moderate visual impairment, thanks to researchers from the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. Using a special algorithm, a team from the department of electronics technology adapted a pair of virtual-reality goggles into a device for navigating one’s surroundings. Equipped with a pair of micro-monitors, the headgear communicates the outlines of oncoming objects to its user in real time, using color to denote distance.