Electro-optical tech producer Gentex brings experience in automotive industry to healthcare, streamlining and enhancing production for eSight’s assistive medical devices.
Leading vision-enhancement platform, eSight, today announced a strategic partnership with Gentex, a longtime supplier of electro-optical products for the global automotive, aerospace and fire protection industries, to create the next generation of assistive wearable technology for those with degenerative eyes diseases causing visual impairment.
According to the companies, the partnership will 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,” eSight Chief Commercial Officer Brian McCollum said in a statement. “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.”
According a news release, 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, home and enjoying time with friends and family.
Gentex supplies most of the major automakers with connected-car technologies and advanced electronic features that optimize driver vision. The company develops, designs and manufactures millions of 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.
Gentex Chief Technology Officer Neil Boehm noted in a the news release that the company has developed vision-related tech that enhances people’s lives.
“While medical scientists research the cause for hundreds of degenerative eye conditions, we are working with eSight to create assistive technology that helps those losing their sight be able to maintain their current lifestyle,” he said in a statement. “We are here to help eSight engineer a product that provides a clearer vision for the future.”