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Visual Assistant is a unique solution for helping people experiencing sight loss, a problem that according to the World Health Organisation affects 17% of the world's population.
A recent survey conducted by the Global Strategy Group found that the majority of visually impaired people watch TV at least a couple of hours a day. TV represents a central information and entertainment hub for the vision impaired; still almost 75% of those surveyed reported problems with being able to follow what’s on TV.
Creating an inclusive digital TV experience for all has been at the heart of our work at Visual Assistant. Our new flagship product, Visual Assistant TV, enables people suffering from vision loss to modify every aspect of a TV image to alleviate their specific eye condition and enable them to see the images more clearly.
Our mission is to provide people suffering from vision loss with a prescription based corrective technology that will significantly improve the functioning of human vision. We have discovered that even a minimal enhancement of image visual cues has a profound impact on our ability to decipher the content. Our patent-pending technology is capable of changing video in real time making it perfect for integration into TVs, set-top-boxes, smartphones and computers.
Visual Assistant delivers media and entertainment using a revolutionary prescription based technology that can change what you see on TV in real time. Every imaginable aspect of the image, from colour vibrancy, contrast of visual cues, sharpness of detail, brilliance of light (to mention just a few!) can be enhanced to create the best possible viewing experience.
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With increasing life expectancy and ageing populations the World Health Organisation predicts that the number of visually impaired people will double in the next 25 years. According to WHO 1.3b people suffer from some form of sight loss, 441m with mild, moderate or severe vision impairment. The world’s seven largest economies are home to 24m visually impaired people while in India, China, Africa and the Far East, 240m. We offer a solution that can potentially help most of them. Our technology is a prescription based vision enhancement tool for people suffering from most types of sight loss. The Visual Assistant technology is completely adaptable, scalable, easily implemented and requires no change to the digital equipment it can work on.
Visual Assistant delivers media and entertainment using revolutionary technology that can change video content in real time. It requires no changes in existing infrastructure.
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Our patent pending diagnostics procedure allows eye specialists to quickly determine the severity and type of functional vision loss. Remaining sight potential is assessed by manipulating visual stimuli on screen and a prescriptive model of personalised sight adaptation strategy is created.
The prescription is a series of image modifications that restores the deteriorated areas of the retinal image by adding missing visual cues. The restored image is projected to the retina and perceived by the remaining vision with the best possible contrast, sharpness of details and vibrancy of colours.
Although Visual Assistant offers out of the box prescriptions for most common vision impairments we know that every eye is unique. Every prescription can be further tailored and perfected to fit your eye condition.
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Real time video processing platform
School for visually impaired
assist.prof. Jaka Fürst