Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness in the elderly, who often experience blurry or even no vision in the center of the eye. But there's a solution on the way: glasses Arges developed by the South Korean startup Cellico with funding from Samsung. These innovative glasses have been designed to help reposition invisible images, giving people with macular degeneration a new opportunity to see clearly. Arges eyewear will make its official debut at CES 2023 in a few days: one more hope for those who fight against this debilitating condition.
How do macular degeneration glasses work?
These smart glasses with built-in 4K camera contain the top of shooting technologies. Not only do they capture every moment, but they also give you the ability to view live video on a circular screen inside the glasses. In other words, they "give back" to the wearer the missing parts of what they should see and can't, due to macular degeneration. I'll first show you an image, or rather a video: let's do both, go on.
The configuration is also very simple. With a special associated app you can choose exactly where to view the video within your field of vision. And with voice commands you can enlarge or reduce the image at any time: in other words? Total control over what you see.
The set-up is completed by a PDLC film (liquid crystals dispersed in polymer) on the lens, capable of darkening automatically as the brightness varies, protecting the eyes in every situation. Finally, the partially titanium body gives it surprising lightness, weighing in at just 94 grams (3,31 ounces).
I don't know about you, but to me they look like the coolest corrective tool I've ever seen (it should be said). Not only do these Arges glasses look functional, but they're also aesthetically appealing: I don't have any news on pricing and availability yet, but CES 2023 kicks off soon. Friends with macular degeneration, fingers crossed for a low price.