Comcast Partners With NuEyes to Enable Customers With Disabilities to See TV With Smartglasses
Comcast announced a partnership with wearable technology startup NuEyes to bring the Xfinity Stream entertainment viewing experience to visually impaired customers through NuEyes virtual reality technology. The Xfinity Stream app, which allows customers to watch live TV and On Demand content on any device, is now available on the NuEyes e2 smartglasses and VR magnifying device that gives people with low vision the ability to see. Xfinity Stream is pre-installed on NuEyes e2, allowing users with visual disabilities to see TV shows, news, movies, live sports, and more, independently.
The Xfinity Stream app, which allows customers to watch live TV and On Demand content on any device, is now available on the NuEyes e2 smartglasses and VR magnifying device that enhances the usable vision of a person who is visually impaired. Xfinity Stream is pre-installed on NuEyes e2, allowing users with visual disabilities to see TV shows, news, movies, live sports, and more, independently.
James Baldwin, an 18-year Army Veteran, began losing his vision three years ago due to an injury sustained during his service. He lives with a prosthetic left eye and limited vision in his right eye. James was one of the first customers to experience Xfinity Stream on NuEyes e2, allowing him to watch TV again for the first time in years. You can watch James’ story here, including James’ reaction to seeing his wife Claudia, a fellow blind veteran, for the first time using NuEyes.
“To be able to stream content directly to our consumers’ eyes in a way that has never been done before
enables millions of visually impaired people to continue enjoying their TV experience and more.”
Headworn Electronic Magnifier for Low Vision that is Evenly Balanced and Comfortable to Wear
Unlike other products that are simply a VR headset smartphone holder, the e2 was designed from the ground up to be evenly balanced on your face for maximum comfort. Because the e2 is a self-contained device, it eliminates the added weight and heat of a smartphone that is simply inside a VR holder. We are the only all-in-one device designed to help the visually impaired with maximum comfort allowing it to be worn for extended periods of time.
3K Display and an HD Camera
The NuEyes e2 delivers unparalleled clarity with a 3K display (1440 x 1600 screen resolution at 90hz refresh rate), 101-degree field of view, HD camera with auto focus and QUALCOMM 835 snapdragon processor.
The NuEyes e2 was designed to be a device that not only helps the visually impaired but is extremely easy to use. The only thing you need to do is press the power button and put the device on your head.
Because of its 3K LCD screens you will immediately notice how clear the world becomes. The NuEyes e2 is so simple to use that you control the device with just three buttons. Button one lets you select from a variable magnification depending if you want to read, watch TV, or look at a loved one’s face. Depending on your eye condition you use the second button to choose from three different contrast settings. The third and final button is for OCR/text to speech. If your eyes get tired from reading or you experience eye strain, let the OCR or Optical Character Recognition read the text to you!
NuEyes e2 Features
- Wearable magnifier
- 101 degree Field of View
- Auto Focus
- Easy to Use 3 Button Control
- Variable Magnification up to 18x
- Contrast – Normal View, Black on White, White on Black
- 4hr Battery Life
- Lightweight Design
- 1 Year Warranty
- OCR/Text to Speech
- Stream Television and Movies