Assistive Tech at CES 2024: Spotlight on dotLumen's Haptic Navigation Smart Glasses

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January 26, 2024
3 dotlumen team members showcasing the dotlumen smart glasses to a female CES visitor

Many innovative devices showcased at CES 2024 this year and Anat Nulman from the Envision's sales team, who attended, shared with us industry highlights. dotLumen (.lumen) smart glasses caught Anat's attention, and they help people who are blind or have low vision through advanced haptic navigation.

dotLumen: A New Direction in Non-Visual Guidance

These non-visual goggles are engineered to use haptic feedback against the forehead, enhancing spatial awareness and mobility. Here’s a closer look at what makes these glasses a game-changer:

  • Haptic Feedback for Navigation: The glasses utilize precise haptic feedback to convey directional information, transforming the frame into an extension of the user's tactile perception.
  • Focus on Mobility and Safety: The primary goal is to provide safe outdoor navigation and object detection, offering a viable alternative for those who may not have access to or prefer not to use a guide dog.
  • Innovative Design: dotLumen focuses on haptic technology that reportedly has better latency than sight, computing safe walking paths 100 times a second.

Anat was blindfolded when she tried on the the prototype glasses, which provided a unique sense of the environment. She could feel vibrations on my forehead, guiding her around obstacles. The experience was intuitive, with the subtle haptic cues quickly becoming a reliable guide.

The Future of dotLumen Glasses

Cornel Amariei, the CEO of dotlumen, shared exciting plans for launching these glasses into production later this year. As they progress through consumer testing and refinement, the potential impact of these glasses on the lives of millions globally is immense. The focus on human-centered design, machine learning, and precision haptics holds the promise of significantly enhancing mobility and independence for those relying on non-visual cues.

Furthermore, .lumen's collaboration with Dassault Systèmes as the first Romanian start-up in their 3D Experience start-up acceleration program highlights their innovative drive.

Envision's Commitment to Assistive Technology

At Envision, while we champion innovations like dotLumen, we continuously strive to enhance our own assistive solutions. Our Envision Glasses, leveraging AI technology, complement advancements like dotLumen's smart glasses by providing additional layers of environmental interaction and understanding. Watch our latest with Business Insider below:

Closing Thoughts

CES 2024 has once again proven to be a focal point for advancements in assistive technology. As we look forward to the release of dotLumen glasses and continue to innovate with our Envision Glasses, the future for assistive tech looks brighter than ever.

For more information on dotLumen and their groundbreaking technology, visit dotlumen's website.

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