[access-uk] Re: New Launch - iGlasses

Hi Jackie - that would be very cool, I'll take a look in Maplins and see what they have for you <grin> -


Seriously though, of course I too am always interested in new break-throughs, I just feel sometimes we're reinventing the wheel, but I have to concede that just because I have no need for such things, others may well have. So, other than getting my sight back, I find it hard to see [ha-ha] how my mobility/safety can get much better.

-

Andy
Andy
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Hi Andy

I'm curious in the advancement in technology sense to see what they would be
like, but I can't imagine myself walking about outside wearing specs, no
more than I would wear a sonic device that require headphones.  I can see
Martin and I having a bit of fun at some point with perhaps trying these, so I won't knock the idea until I've gone out and broken my nose on a post that
the glasses should have detected! (smiley).  I didn't like the Ultracane,
the Ray or the Sonic Aid or whatever it was in its various guises, but you
never know.  I'd like my prosthetic eyes to have implants in them that
detect all obstacles, tell me colours, and act as a GPS system.  Now how
cool would that be?


Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns
J&M Work-Ability

jandm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
www.work-ability.co.uk
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ANDY COLLINS
Sent: 20 March 2011 10:15
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: New Launch - iGlasses

Yes Jackie - reminds me of when an aging grand parent gave me a torch for
Christmas, cos she thought it would help me "find my way!" <smile>

Andy
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Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2011 10:06 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: New Launch - iGlasses


Hi Andy

I feel pretty much the same in terms of most of them.  Somehow, I can't
see
me walking about with a pair of specs on when my own eyes are prosthetic,
but I would give them a try just to see what they are like in terms of
protection against higher objects etc.  I can just imagine the comments
and
usual reactions one will get: "Oh will they help your sight a bit love?
That's great". (smile).


Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns
J&M Work-Ability

jandm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
www.work-ability.co.uk
-----Original Message-----
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Of
ANDY COLLINS
Sent: 19 March 2011 18:17
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: New Launch - iGlasses

I guess they're meant to help guard against you walking in to say a litter
bin hanging off a lamp post, or a low hanging awning, especially for tall
people. Personally, I never, either when using a guide dog, which I did
for
many years, or now with a long cane, which I prefer, encounter such
problems. I wonder how these glasses respond when encountering other
pedestrians?

I'm always rather cynical when it comes to yet another so-called mobility
aid, cos so far, in my experience, they have all been expensive bits of
junk.

Andy
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From: "william lomas" <will.d.lomas@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2011 5:07 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: New Launch - iGlasses


Can I ask though how would these benefit a guide dog owner since the dog
walks around everything?
The only use I can see would be headheight I am such a quick walker with
my GD as well wondering if worth it

On 19 Mar 2011, at 12:58, Barry Hill wrote:


Thought some people might be interested in these if they are not
registered
for Updates with RNIB.
Alison

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bartlett, James" <James.Bartlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Bartlett, James" <James.Bartlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 5:08 PM
Subject: New Launch - iGlasses


Dear Customer

RNIB are pleased to announce the launch of our new Ultrasonic Obstacle
Detecting Glasses - iGlasses (TM), developed in association with
AmbuTech.

iGlasses are designed to be used as a secondary mobility device
alongside
traditional aids such as a cane or guide dog. Worn like spectacles they
provide vibration feedback when you near a potential hazard at head and
chest height.  When you approach obstacles such as overgrown branches,
hanging signs or street furniture, the frequency of the vibration will
increase - giving you more confidence to explore your surroundings. The
frames and arms are black with either clear or brown tinted lenses.

Priced at £79.99 excluding VAT, further details can be found at RNIB's
online shop:


http://www.rnib.org.uk/shop/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?category=canes_mobilit
y&productID=ME1401

Kind regards
RNIB Products & Publications Team


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