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Dr. Cal Roberts, President and CEO of Lighthouse Guild, the leading provider of exceptional services that inspire people who are visually impaired to attain their goals, interviews inventors, developers and entrepreneurs who have innovative tech ideas and solutions to help improve the lives of people with vision loss.

Latest Episodes

Extending Human Vision

Using substitute senses has allowed scientists across many fields to continue their work without the use of sight. The eSight is one such device that stimulates the remaining functioning vision to improve the quality of life for users. Dr. Roberts speaks with Charles Lim about the development of the device, the principles behind how it works, and the motivation for future improvements.

32 min1 w ago
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Extending Human Vision

The Development of Artificial Vision

Today’s big idea is all about the cutting edge advancements in ocular bionic prosthetics. The Argus II is a device that uses a camera and a chip to stimulate the retina and send signals to the brain. Our guest, Dr. Mark Humayun, developer of the Argus II, speaks with Dr. Roberts about the development of this device.

30 minOCT 16
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The Development of Artificial Vision

A “Remapped Reality” — Using Virtual Reality to Remap the Visual Field

Today’s big idea is the power of virtual reality — how people are using VR to remap sight and help people with . Dr. Roberts visits with Grace and Dr. Frank Werblin about how emerging technologies help people with low vision access the areas of vision they still have, by using a virtual reality system. They also talk about how sight works biologically, and how one such device, IrisVision, works to connect people socially.

30 minSEP 11
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A “Remapped Reality” — Using Virtual Reality to Remap the Visual Field

Integrating Touch and Sound

Today’s big idea is how we can use touch and sound together to create spatial awareness. Just like learning to play the piano or another instrument, smart cane technology engages the both sound and touch to compensate for loss of vision. Kürşat Ceylan, the founder and CEO of WeWALK, shares how the WeWALK smart cane engages a number of senses to develop new autonomy for users, and how their technology is a jumping-off point for integrating other technologies.

23 minSEP 11
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Integrating Touch and Sound

Seeing with Your Ears: Translating the Visual World to Audio

Today’s big idea is seeing with your ears — exploring technology that uses audio to connect people with vision loss to the world around them. Dr. Cal Roberts speaks with Dr. Yonatan Wexler about the OrCam My Eye device. They explore the ideas of whether the brain can recreate a picture using audio alone, how well hearing can replace lost sight, and what are the discovery processes for using audio description technology as a substitute for vision.

30 minSEP 11
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Seeing with Your Ears: Translating the Visual World to Audio

The Lighthouse Guild Teaser

The Lighthouse Guild Teaser Trailer

3 minJUL 14
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The Lighthouse Guild Teaser
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Latest Episodes

Extending Human Vision

Using substitute senses has allowed scientists across many fields to continue their work without the use of sight. The eSight is one such device that stimulates the remaining functioning vision to improve the quality of life for users. Dr. Roberts speaks with Charles Lim about the development of the device, the principles behind how it works, and the motivation for future improvements.

32 min1 w ago
Comments
Extending Human Vision

The Development of Artificial Vision

Today’s big idea is all about the cutting edge advancements in ocular bionic prosthetics. The Argus II is a device that uses a camera and a chip to stimulate the retina and send signals to the brain. Our guest, Dr. Mark Humayun, developer of the Argus II, speaks with Dr. Roberts about the development of this device.

30 minOCT 16
Comments
The Development of Artificial Vision

A “Remapped Reality” — Using Virtual Reality to Remap the Visual Field

Today’s big idea is the power of virtual reality — how people are using VR to remap sight and help people with . Dr. Roberts visits with Grace and Dr. Frank Werblin about how emerging technologies help people with low vision access the areas of vision they still have, by using a virtual reality system. They also talk about how sight works biologically, and how one such device, IrisVision, works to connect people socially.

30 minSEP 11
Comments
A “Remapped Reality” — Using Virtual Reality to Remap the Visual Field

Integrating Touch and Sound

Today’s big idea is how we can use touch and sound together to create spatial awareness. Just like learning to play the piano or another instrument, smart cane technology engages the both sound and touch to compensate for loss of vision. Kürşat Ceylan, the founder and CEO of WeWALK, shares how the WeWALK smart cane engages a number of senses to develop new autonomy for users, and how their technology is a jumping-off point for integrating other technologies.

23 minSEP 11
Comments
Integrating Touch and Sound

Seeing with Your Ears: Translating the Visual World to Audio

Today’s big idea is seeing with your ears — exploring technology that uses audio to connect people with vision loss to the world around them. Dr. Cal Roberts speaks with Dr. Yonatan Wexler about the OrCam My Eye device. They explore the ideas of whether the brain can recreate a picture using audio alone, how well hearing can replace lost sight, and what are the discovery processes for using audio description technology as a substitute for vision.

30 minSEP 11
Comments
Seeing with Your Ears: Translating the Visual World to Audio

The Lighthouse Guild Teaser

The Lighthouse Guild Teaser Trailer

3 minJUL 14
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The Lighthouse Guild Teaser
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