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eSight announces partnership with Gentex to create new eyewear

Partnership aims to provide scalability and affordability to the low-vision space

January 5, 2022  By med-tech

A vision-enhancement platform, eSight, announces a strategic partnership with Gentex, a long-time supplier of electro-optical products for the global automotive, aerospace and fire protection industries, to create assistive wearable technology for those with degenerative eyes diseases causing visual impairment. The partnership aims to provide scalability and affordability to the low-vision space, using advanced tech to expand production and improve access for the individuals who need it most.

“This partnership marks the next big leap forward in developing low-vision digital eyewear,” said eSight Chief Commercial Officer Brian McCollum. “Gentex’s capacity and design quality will enable mass-scale production for the next eSight device, making our technology more accessible with a sleeker design, increasing the number of lives we’re able to positively impact worldwide.”

eSight’s low vision device, more commonly referred to as electronic eyewear, functions by stimulating synaptic activity from the remaining photoreceptor function of the user’s eyes.

eSight uses a combination of hardware and software to enhance vision via a wearable device, allowing people to use the technology while at school, work and home.

Known for supplying major automakers with connected-car technologies and advanced electronic features that optimize driver vision, Gentex develops, designs and manufactures digital light sensors, imagers and custom cameras designed to help machines and people see better. Their automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, camera-based driver assistance systems and other advanced technological equipment can detect objects and track their movement to eliminate glare and shadows while optimizing vision.

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“For decades, we’ve developed vision-related tech that enhances people’s lives,” said Gentex Chief Technology Officer Neil Boehm. “While medical scientists research the cause for hundreds of degenerative eye conditions, we’re working with eSight to create assistive technology that helps those losing their sight be able to maintain their current lifestyle. We’re here to help eSight engineer a product that provides a clearer vision for the future.”


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