Why we work on designing “AngelEye”
Do you have any friend or friend of friend with visual disabilities? Have you seen the challenges that he/she is facing during his/her daily life? If “Yes”, we guess you can quickly know why NextVPU get started on our first product - “AngelEye”, the world's 1st smart glasses to assist visually impaired to perceive the world conveniently and enjoy a safer exploration in an indoor/outdoor environment.
According to the report of World Health Organization, there are ~285 million visually impaired people including 40 million blind among the world. Walking in an outdoor/indoor environment is one of people’s basic needs, but the blind people takes more safety risks. It’s not safe enough for the blind people going out only by holding the canes, as there are many kinds of obstacles outdoor that are hard to be detected by canes, such as low hanging tree branches, back of a truck, pits, unexpected downstairs etc. Many blind people have experiences of fall, collision and scratches. These challenges have been influencing blind people’s daily life for a long time. To recognize what’s ahead, or to find a remote-control from a desk, or to find a door from the room, is another typical challenge for blind people, who have suffered a lot from these inconveniences.
AngelEye Smart Glasses are designed to facilitate visually impaired people’s daily life. Working with an smartphone or specialized control box, it captures visual information, analyzes and communicates the result in audio for visually impaired to perceive the world. AngelEye Smart Glasses are a powerful intelligent device with stylish industrial design. It’s slim, portable, and reliable, powered by NextVPU’s Technology (NextVPU’s Intellectual Property)
ü Advanced Visual Recognition Technology
ü Advanced Visual Localization Technology,
ü Virtual Cane Technology
Here are the Video links can help you know more about our AngelEye Smart Glasses
Object recognition: https://youtu.be/ghUTalYEnAI
Obstacle avoidance: https://youtu.be/VKcwUTnOA4A
Official ad: https://youtu.be/RdJ3UNOzPnk
Indoor Barrier Test: https://youtu.be/2bCZsVeZI_k
Running Test: https://youtu.be/jI1Sfm_QQn4
Features/Functions can deliver when we ship them out
Virtual Cane: the glasses will detect any obstacle that you may hit into, including obstacles >125px higher than road surface and lower than your height, and pits that are >125px deep from the road, then communicate to the user through audio.
Advanced Recognition: the glasses will recognize 20 object categories including crosswalk, stairs, door, exit, cash note, color, text, people, etc and communicate to the user through voice. Everything is done locally and no wireless connection is needed.
Location Reporting: with a simple push-button, it reports user’s location information, e.g. street name, next cross’ name, distance to the next cross, heading direction, nearby ROIs etc.
Bone Conduction Headphone: the glasses can perform as a fashion bone conduction headphone for music, phone calls, etc.
Phones that are supported
Android 4.0 and later phones are supported, including:
ü Huawei (Honor V8; Honor V9; Honor 7i; Mate 8; Mate 9; P9; P10)
ü MI (Redmi Note4/Note4X; Mi-Max; Mi-4C; MI 5/5C; MI 6)
ü Samsung (Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+; Galaxy S7/S7 Edge; Galaxy Note4; SM-C7000)
ü Vivo (X7; X9 Plus)
ü Oneplus (Oneplus 3T)
ü Lephone (X620; X820)
ü OPPO (R9S)
ü Motorola (MOTO Z)
ü LG (G5)
ü ZTE (C2016; Nubia Z11 mini)
ü Lenovo (ZUK Z2)
It is to be noted that, AngelEye can only work when connected with smartphone or specialized control box through USB cable. Also, AngelEye is to simulate the functionality of the human eyes, and has similar requirement of the luminance. Strong light or darkness would reduce the sight of the device, the device would mention user to open the supplemental lighting in the dark, and we would install a lighting in the control box to support it. But the device would still report the “seen” results more conservatively due to the consideration user’s safety. Therefore, we solemnly remind consumers that the device is to assist people to perceive the surroundings but cannot replace the user to make the judge of actions. Visually impaired still need make their own judgment of the surroundings and take the appropriate action, based on all the information perceived.
Weight - 45-90grams (0.1-0.2lb)
Size - 17*15*4.8 (cm)
- USB2.0 OTG
- Under full load conditions: 1.2watt at room temperature (25°c)
- Standby mode: 0.05watt
- -40 °C +70°c (-40°f to 158°f)
- AngelEye smart glasses
- Specialized control box (shipping schedule in Aug. 2017)
- USB Micro-B to USB Type-C converter
- User manual
The warranty period
- 1-Year Limited Warranty