A unique pair of eyeglasses developed by an FIU student team could revolutionize the lives of the blind, enabling them to walk into a library or a store, pick up any book or a can of soup, and read it. By using a pair of eyeglasses and lightweight components, Eyestalk will allow a blind user to access printed material while walking around a store or library, which now requires bulkier, more expensive equipment. The Eyestalk, still in its development stage, is designed to be portable, affordable, and operate without requiring an Internet connection. Future versions of Eyestalk will target a global market and enable users to hear information aloud in one of many languages.
Melaku Mazengia (Eng 112)