The first thing that will strike you is the way Acesight looks, with a sleek and futuristic design that wouldn't look out of place in a Sci-Fi movie. Acesight isn't all looks and no substance though. It''s clever design means you can walk while wearing it, unlike many other wearable electronic glasses, and the fast refresh rate of the screens also helps facilitate this while reducing the 'sea-sick' feeling other wearables can give you. A high definition camera in the front sends a sharp image to the screens, and the clarity of the image is impressive. We noticed the Acesight is particularly good when looking at televisions, computer monitors, smartphones and tablets.
Acesight is also very easy to control using the wired controller, with controls for magnification, contrast enhancement, brightness and a button to take a picture. Something really unique Acesight offers is a line enhancement mode, which puts dark lines around objects that you look at. helping them to really stand out. It's hard to describe but very cool when you see it, and could certainly be a useful tool to help when navigating and reading.
Acesight is well suited to people with central vision loss, due to diseases such as macular degeneration, and the ease of use means it should be usable by people of all ages and technological skill levels. Additionally, Acesight features a neat mode for people with 'tunnel vision' caused by diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and glaucoma. This is a minified image mode, which shrinks the image down so that it fits within your good central area of vision, allowing you to see the 45 degree field of view without having to worry about your restricted field.
So, how does Acesight stack up? We think very well, and we look forward to trialing it with our clients to see what it can do to enhance their quality of life. If you would like a demonstration, or if you have any questions about any of our products, don't hesitate to reach out to us at 1-800-919-3375 or [email protected]lighthouse.org.