Lumen says its wearable tech replicates ‘the main features of a guide dog’

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

January 4, 2024

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Lumen, a company that creates assistive tech to help people manage disabilities, is set to showcase its glasses for the blind at CES 2024, taking place Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas.

Described by the company as “replicating the main features of a guide dog,” the glasses use the same technology as self-driving vehicles but scaled down to a wearable size to help a wearer navigate through their environment.

The company said their solution responds to the need for a scalable assistive solution for the blind, with guide dogs being a costly alternative that currently help only a small portion of the world’s blind and visually impaired.

The glasses have been tested by more than 250 blind individuals, and are currently in Clinical Investigation.

According to Lumen, the glasses are currently being prepared for production and  expected to reach the market in the second half of 2024.

"Having two booths at CES is yet another proof of our ambition to help people around the globe with a unique product at the limits of what today's technology can do,” said Cornel Amariei, Lumen’s CEO. “To have this work recognized by the European Innovation Council, by inviting us to be one of the 15 European companies present at our continent's pavilion is an honor. 

“Also, the fact that our partners from Dassault Systèmes invited us to share a stand with them, a French giant present in dozens of countries, shows how far we have come.”

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About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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