Researchers design software to detect changes in colour vision
Researchers at the University of Alicante have developed new software that will interpret the vision of people affected by alterations in colour vision.
Phone camera app with audio cues clicks with blind
BrailleWise aircraft toilet: Making air travel easier for visually impaired people
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has designed a new aircraft lavatory called BrailleWise, giving visially impaired people greater independence and comfort when using toilets on airplanes.
Company offers first true smartphone for the blind (w/ Video)
Premature aging seen as issue for AIDS survivors
(AP) -- Having survived the first and worst years of the AIDS epidemic, when he was losing three friends to the disease in a day and undergoing every primitive, toxic treatment that then existed, Peter Greene ...
'Guide vests' -- robotic navigation aids for the visually impaired
For the visually impaired, navigating city streets or neighborhoods has constant challenges. And most such people still must rely on a very rudimentary technology -- a simple cane -- to help them make their ...
Age-related conditions develop faster in adults with diabetes
Middle-aged adults with diabetes are much more likely to develop age-related conditions than their counterparts who don't have diabetes, according to a new study by the University of Michigan Health System and VA Ann Arbor ...
Saving the sight of premature babies
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Health Center offers a laser procedure that helps prevent blindness in babies born prematurely.
Let your fingers do the driving: If you don't hear directions, you can feel them (w/ Video)
If drivers are yakking on cell phones and don't hear spoken instructions to turn left or right from a passenger or navigation system, they still can get directions from devices that are mounted on the steering ...
Strategy confirmed to help doctors determine when to treat retinopathy of prematurity
Scientists have shown that through an eye exam, doctors can identify infants who are most likely to benefit from early treatment for a potentially blinding eye condition called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), resulting ...
Researchers aim for consensus on measuring the impact of visual impairment
New guidelines that outline best practices for measuring the economic burden of visual impairment will make it easier for the policy, science and medical communities to draw conclusions and compare results across studies.
Vision impairment costs billions lost in productivity
Corrected vision impairment could prevent billions of dollars in lost productivity annually, according to a study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of School of Public Health, the International Centre ...