Vuzix delivers smart glasses to visually impaired student at Portage Area Junior High School
Vuzix Corp. recently helped a visually impaired student named Alyssa Baxter, at the Portage Area Junior High School in Portage, Pennsylvania, by donating smart glasses. The company provided its M300 Smart Glasses, which feature Cyber Eyez software, according to a press release.
The glasses offer read-aloud text, color and object recognition, ability to recognize emotions in faces and a barcode scanner for product recognition. The school originally had camera monitor set-ups to allow visually impaired students to see what was going on at the front of the classroom, but not every room had this setup. These glasses will replace the need for those monitors for Baxter.
"We have a lot to learn about it (the glasses and software), but the thing that has me most excited for Alyssa is that they'll make her more independent, particularly being able to see things at a distance no matter where she is. She won't be tied to a desktop viewer," Lacey Benton, the mother of Alyssa Baxter, said in the release.