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the changing trends in low vision technology 2006 cctv video magnifiers
The Changing Trends in Low Vision Technology 2006CCTV Video Magnifiers

Robert McGillivray

Certified Low Vision Therapist

The Carroll Center f/t Blind

Mass Commission f/t Blind

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Plan
  • Review current technology
  • Explore some newer and unique devices
  • Discuss characteristics and considerations
  • Identify trends
  • Review resources
increasing visual function
Increasing Visual Function
  • Magnification
  • Controlling lighting (brightness)
  • Enhancing contrast
  • Viewing skills
traditional cctv video magnifiers
Desktop systems

Variable magnification

Brightness controls

Color, normal, high and reverse contrasts

Large field of view

In-line viewing

Options

Color select

Windowing/underlining

Traditional CCTV Video Magnifiers
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Increase reading speed

Increase duration

Reduced visual effort

Comfortable working position

Adaptability

Bulk

Cost

Traditional CCTV Video Magnifiers
video magnifier basics
Camera

Analog, digital, combo

Lens

Focus: variable, fixed

Manual, auto-focus

Zoom, non-zoom

Display

Proprietary

Dedicated, tuned

Commercial

Type: CRT, VGA, TV, LCD, other

Video Magnifier Basics
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Controls

Mechanical, electronic

Design

Desktop

Portable

Compact

Transportable

Head borne

Specialty

Video Magnifier Basics
video magnifier considerations
Video Magnifier Considerations
  • Image Quality
    • Brightness level
    • Contrast
    • Modes: B/W, W/B, HC, color
    • Sharpness/Clarity
    • Image retention; static and moving
    • Range of magnification: low, high
    • High and low magnification image
    • Images of poor contrast material
    • Ambient lighting: material, screen
    • Depth/range of focus
    • Digital images
considerations
Considerations
  • Features
    • Color, black and white, color select
    • Focus: manual, auto, one-touch
    • Contrast, brightness controls
    • Underlining and windowing
    • Image capture
    • Display: type, size
    • Video in, video out
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Considerations
  • User Interaction
    • Monitor height
    • Use of controls: ergonomics
    • Electronic controls
    • Use of reading tray
    • Writing
considerations17
Considerations
  • Support/Service
    • Warranty
    • Local Representation
    • Repair Centers
trends in video magnifiers
Trends in Video Magnifiers
  • Auto-focus
  • Enhanced (HC) positive mode
  • Lower cost color systems
  • Warranties: 1year to Lifetime
  • LCD Displays
    • Television, Computer
  • 2x magnification
  • Electronic controls
  • Digital cameras
  • Computer compatibility
  • Portability/Compactness
  • Near and distant viewing
  • Head-borne displays
newer desktop video magnifiers crt displays
Newer Desktop Video MagnifiersCRT displays
  • Enhanced Vision Merlin Plus
  • AssistVision Neo
  • ClearView Plus
  • Freedom Scientific Topaz
enhanced vision merlin plus
Enhanced Vision Merlin Plus
  • Color, auto focus
  • Preset button, locator mode
  • 4X to 50X
  • Color, color select, B/W, HC B/W, W/B
  • Line markers/ windowing
  • Video In
  • Computer compatible
    • Split screen
    • Remote software
  • $2495.00 w/o monitor
  • 3 year warranty
assistvision neo
AssistVision Neo
  • 2X to 50X
  • One touch & auto focus
  • Tri-level zoom speed
  • Color, B/W, W/B
  • Light source: off/on
  • Video In for Distance
  • 3 year warranty
  • Range of focus
  • $1995.00 w/14”
optelec clearview plus
Optelec ClearView Plus
  • New Modular Design
  • One-button control system
  • Tray mounted electronic controls
  • Always-in-Focus technology
  • 2X-50X
  • Specially designed monitors
  • Basic or Advanced Feature Pack
  • $1795.00 to $2995.00
newer desktop video magnifiers integrated lcd displays
Newer Desktop Video MagnifiersIntegrated LCD displays
  • Telesensory Apex
  • Optelec CV + Panel
  • Enhanced Vision Panel
  • VTI Solitiare
  • Freedom Scientific Topaz
liquid crystal displays lcd flat panel
Active Matrix/TFT (thin film transistor)

Flicker free

High contrast

Crisper image

Good color saturation

Thin, light weight

Image retention issue

Higher costs

Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) Flat Panel
liquid crystal displays lcd
Best at specific (high) resolution w/ computer

Viewing angle (laptop, digital camera)

Video response/refresh rates:

Can be poor with moving images

Games, Animation, Video Magnifiers, Screen magnification

CCTV: low X, high reading rate

Trends: 20ms to 12ms to “6ms”

Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD)
telesensory aladdin apex
Telesensory Aladdin Apex
  • Integrated 17 or 20 inch LCD Screen
  • Flexible/Adjustable positioning
  • Closer distances possible
  • Lighter weight
  • Auto focus
  • Color, color select
  • 17-inch system: $2795.00
  • 20-inch system: $3195.00
optelec cv plus panel
Optelec CV Plus Panel
  • 17-inch flat panel display
  • Adjustable height
  • 8 ms response
  • Modular design (all CV+s)
  • One-button control system
  • Table mounted electronic controls
  • Always-in-Focus technology
  • Basic or Advanced Feature Pack
  • 2X-50X
  • $2695.00
enhanced vision merlin lcd
Enhanced Vision Merlin LCD
  • Integrated 17-inch LCD display
  • 8 MS response rate
  • Screen pivots, tilts and swivels
  • Raise and lower screen
  • 24 custom color combinations
  • 4 standard viewing modes
  • 5 to 61x magnification
  • 3 year warranty on complete unit
  • Object Locator
  • Auto Focus, Focus Lock
  • Preset Magnifications
  • $2495.00
vision technology inc solitiare
Vision Technology IncSolitiare
  • 17-inch LCD
  • One-piece, one box system
  • “Fold and Go feature”
  • Electronic controls
  • $2895.00
freedom scientific topaz lcd
Freedom Scientific Topaz LCD
  • 3X to 70X magnification
  • Controls mounted on display
  • Integrated 17 or 19 inch monitor
  • Adjustable height and tilt
  • 28 color combinations
  • Push button controls
  • Auto focus, focus lock
  • Position locator
  • $2595.00 to $2995.00
freedom scientific topaz lcd32
Freedom Scientific Topaz LCD
  • 3X to 70X magnification
  • Controls mounted on display
  • Integrated 17 or 19 inch monitor
  • Adjustable height and tilt
  • 28 color combinations
  • Push button controls
  • Auto focus, focus lock
  • Position locator
  • $2595.00 to $2995.00
other new lcd systems
Other New LCD Systems
  • Enhanced Vision
    • Merlin 19-inch Flat Panel
  • MagniSight
    • LCD panel (6ms)
computer compatible
Computer Compatible
  • SVGA displays: CRT, LCD
  • Split screen viewing, PIP
  • Does not magnify computer image
  • View only one monitor
  • Working distance
  • Notebook compatibility (software)
  • Desk space
  • Brightness, contrast
  • Image quality
  • Range: $2500.00 to $3000.00
less expensive solutions hand scan camera with tvs
Less Expensive SolutionsHand-scan camera with TVs
  • Enhanced Vision Max
  • Beirley MonoMouse
  • Eschenbach Videolupe
  • Innoventions MagniCam
  • Innoventions Primer
enhanced vision max
Enhanced Vision Max
  • 16X to 28X on 20-inch TV
  • Image: color, black and white, high contrast positive and negative
  • Own TV as display
  • Black and White: $349.00
  • Color: $449.00
  • Options: MaxTrak, Writing stand
bierley monomouse colormouse
Bierley MonoMouse, ColorMouse
  • Fixed magnification
  • Two choices
    • 13X on 20” TV
    • 24X on 20” TV
  • Own TV as display
  • Black on White only
  • $198.00
  • Color only
  • $325.00
  • Future: White on black
eschenbach videolupe plus
Eschenbach Videolupe Plus
  • Illuminated stand magnifier with video output
  • 3X optical magnifier
  • 7.5 X and 10X on 17-inch television
  • Black and white, white on black
  • $799.00
task specific
Task Specific
  • General use, specific use
  • Primary, Secondary, Supplemental
  • Portability: worker, student, personal
  • Multi-Tasking: near & distance, input to computer
  • Specific Needs: machinist, pharmacists, music student, lecturer, data input, customer service, translator, CEO.
portable compact considerations
Portable/CompactConsiderations
  • Image Quality
    • Brightness level
    • Contrast
    • Clarity/sharpness
    • Modes: B/W, W/B, color
    • Image retention
    • High and low magnification image
    • Viewing angle
    • Ambient lighting: material, screen
    • Depth/range of focus
    • Range of magnification: low, high
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Portable/CompactConsiderations
  • Maneuverability
    • Ease of movement over material
    • Handling, size
  • Use of controls, features
    • Ergonomics
    • Writing
    • Video in, video out
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Portable/CompactConsiderations
  • Power
    • Battery life
    • Recharging factors
    • Battery replacement
    • AC power
  • Support/service
    • Warranty
    • Repair
newer portable video magnifiers integrated units
NewerPortable Video MagnifiersIntegrated Units
  • Telesensory Olympia
  • Optelec Traveller
  • Foci Strix
  • Enhanced Vision Amigo
telesensory olympia
Telesensory Olympia
  • 7 inch LCD display
  • Color, B/W, W/B
  • 5X, 7X, 15X optical
  • 2X digital
  • Writing stand
  • Brightness control
  • External battery
  • 2.5 pounds
  • $1895.00
optelec traveller plus
Optelec Traveller Plus
  • 6.4 inch LCD display
  • Color, B/W, W/B
  • Tilting screen
  • 4X to 16X
  • Internal rechargeable battery
    • Use time: 2.5 hours
    • Charge time: 3 hours
  • Writing position w/ light
  • 2 pounds
  • $1995.00
foci strix
Reading Mode

Writing Position

3-4 hour battery

Portable 7 inch tilting screen

2X to 22X

$2195.00

Limited USA distribution

Foci: Strix
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Optional clamp on stand

Hand crafts

Desktop type reading

Handheld for distance viewing

Image Capture

Weight!

Foci Strix
enhanced vision amigo
Enhanced Vision Amigo
  • 6.5 inch tilting display
  • Slim (<2”), Light (1.3 lbs)
  • 3.5X to 14X magnification
  • Freeze frame
  • Rechargeable and replaceable battery
  • 6 viewing modes
  • TV output
  • Writing stand
  • Battery
    • Run time: 1.5 hours
    • Charge time: 3.5 hours
    • Supplied with 2 batteries
  • 2 year warranty
  • $1795.00
newer portable video magnifiers hand scan cameras
NewerPortable Video MagnifiersHand-Scan Cameras
  • Ash Tech Liberty Solo
  • AssistVision Slider
  • Enhanced Vision MaxPanel
  • Enhanced Vision FlipperPanel
  • Others
ash technologies freedom vision liberty solo
Ash Technologies/ Freedom Vision Liberty Solo
  • 12 inch LCD display
  • Color, B/W, W/B
  • Tilting screen
  • 10X to 20X plus 2X digital
  • 4X to 6X: reading stand
  • Exchangeable battery
  • Writing stand
  • Video in, VGA out
  • Line markers, etc.
  • 9 pounds
  • $3295.00
enhanced vision maxpanel
Enhanced VisionMaxPanel
  • 7-inch or 10-inch LCD display
  • 6X-9X, 8X-12X
  • B/W or color
  • Base and battery < 4 pounds
  • Rechargeable battery
    • Use time: 5 hours
  • 7-inch B/W system: $1595.00
  • 7-inch Color: $1695.00
  • 10-inch B/W : $1995.00
  • 10-inch Color: $2095.00
enhanced vision flipperpanel
Enhanced Vision FlipperPanel
  • 7-inch or 10-inch LCD display
  • 2X-9X, 3X-12X
  • Base and battery < 4 pounds
  • Rechargeable battery
    • Use: 5 hours
  • 7-inch system: $2395.00
  • 10-inch system: $2795.00
newer portable systems combination
Newer Portable SystemsCombination
  • Assist Vision Slider
  • Freedom Vision Fusion
assist vision slider
Assist Vision Slider
  • Detachable camera
  • 6.4 inch LCD display
  • 8.5X to 16X
  • Reading, writing, inspection
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Video in, Video out
  • $2195.00
freedom vision fusion
Freedom VisionFusion
  • Available late January 2006
  • Integrated or hand scan
  • Tilting screen
  • “Laptop style”
  • 3 hour rechargeable battery
  • 3 pounds
  • 6X to 18X
  • Fold down writing stand
  • $1995.00
compact pocket video magnifiers
Compact/Pocket Video Magnifiers
  • Compact, light weight, portable
  • Integrated rechargeable batteries
  • Quick recharge
  • Short battery life
  • Use Like Hand or Stand magnifier
  • Short-term tasks
  • Limited Writing
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Compact/Pocket Video Magnifiers
  • Advantages
    • Wide field of view
    • Image at display level
    • Use at various distances
    • Reverse contrast available
    • Use in dim light
    • Cell phone, PDA displays!
    • Short-term writing tasks
    • Kids and Comic Books
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Calling card numbers
  • Credit card numbers
  • Medication labels
  • Expiration dates
  • Refill information
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Food product labels
  • Prices
  • Advertisements
  • Lottery tickets
  • Security codes
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LCD displays
    • PDAs
    • Cell phones
    • Copiers/printers
  • Thermostat
  • Thermometers
  • Gauges and dials
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Maps
  • Wall displays
  • Large format
  • Menus
  • Shopping
  • Notes, lists
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Office Equipment
    • Copier
    • Fax
    • Printers
    • Combo
humanware color pocketviewer
HumanWareColor PocketViewer
  • On/off switch with auto off
  • 4 inch LCD display
  • 7x (2.5X to 11X)
  • Color,b/w, W/B, color select
  • Writing legs
  • 3.5 x 5.5 inches
  • 10 ounces
  • $795.00
  • Rechargeable battery
    • Use time: >2 hours
    • Charge time: <3 hours
ash technologies quicklook
Ash Technologies QuickLook
  • 4 inch LCD Display
  • 6X (2X to 6X)
  • Color, B/W, W/B
  • 3.75 X 6.75 inches
  • 10 ounces
  • Swivel camera
  • Rechargeable battery
    • Use time: 1.5 hours
    • Charge Time: 2.5 hours
  • $795.00
telesensory pico
Telesensory Pico
  • 4-inch LCD display
  • 5X (1.5X to 7X)
  • Color, W/B, Yellow/blue
  • 3.5 X 6.5 inches
  • 10 ounces
  • 3 light levels
  • Rechargeable battery
    • Use time: 1.5 hours
    • Charge time: 2 hours
  • $795.00
clarity solutions pocketmate
4-inch LCD screen

6X & 12X Magnification

Color, B/W, W/B

3.5 X 6 inches

15 ounces

Contrast control

Rechargeable/

replaceable battery

Use time: 2 hours

Charge time: <3 hours

Lifetime Warranty

$650.00

Clarity SolutionsPocketmate
optelec clearview compact
4-inch screen, high resolution

4X to 8X reading (fixed)

Writing mode

Bright image

Limited working distance

Color, B/W, W/B, color select

Integrated rechargeable battery

Use time: 2 hrs

Charge time: 2 hrs

Cost: $795.00

Optelec ClearView Compact
freedom scientific opal
Freedom ScientificOpal
  • 4 inch display
  • Weight: 8 ounces
  • 3.3X to 6.6 X magnification
  • Output; TV, USB
  • & viewing modes
  • Integrated Lithium Ion rechargeable battery
    • Run time: 4 hours
    • Charge time: 3.5 hours
  • $795.00
independent living aids low vision international pvo
Independent Living AidsLow Vision InternationalPVO
  • 4 inch display
  • 6X to 12X magnificatoin
  • 2X distance viewing mode
  • TV output
  • Weight: less than one pound
  • 4 AA NI-MH rechargeable batteries. Can use regular AA
  • $795.00
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Compact/Pocket Video Magnifiers
  • Concerns
    • Viewing angle
    • Image retention
    • Manipulation
    • Short battery life for most
    • Battery replacement
    • Expense vs optical
    • Reading LCD displays
    • Limited writing ability
applications
Applications
  • Receptionist: mail sorting
  • Traveler: phone card, credit card
  • Pharmacist: medication labels
  • Professor: text review
  • School Counselor: paperwork
  • Teacher: various classrooms
  • Technician: s/n, components
  • Social Worker: filling in forms
  • Office Worker: Machine Displays
  • Lottery Ticket Sales
  • Judge: plans and maps
transportable desktop video magnifiers near only
TransportableDesktop Video MagnifiersNear only
  • Freedom Vision Eclipse
  • Freedom Vision Prisma
freedom vision eclipse
Freedom VisionEclipse
  • Reading and writing
  • 15 inch LCD screen
  • 3X-50X magnification
  • 20 pounds
  • Transportable
  • AC only
freedom vision prisma
Freedom Vision Prisma
  • Reading and writing
  • Relative distance magnification
  • Manual Focus
  • Optional displays
  • Lightweight
  • $995.00
  • Optional 7” LCD display and battery
near and distance viewing
Near and Distance Viewing
  • Near tasks
    • Reading, writing, note taking
    • Inspection, work tools
  • Distance tasks
    • Objects on display
    • Audio visual displays
    • Limited board work
transportable desktop video magnifiers near and distance
TransportableDesktop Video MagnifiersNear and Distance
  • Clarity Deskmate
  • Flipper Panel and Flipper Stand
  • VTI VIEW
  • Enhanced Vision Acrobat
  • Optelec ClearNote
clarity solutions deskmate
Clarity Solutions Deskmate
  • Near, intermediate and distance viewing
  • 15-inch LCD display
  • Auto focus
  • Color, W/B, B/W
  • Remote controls
  • Optional battery pack $445.00
  • Advanced modes
  • Lifetime warranty
  • $2595.00
  • 17-inch system available
flipperpanel with flipper stand
FlipperPanel with Flipper Stand
  • Near intermediate and distance viewing
  • 7-inch or 10-inch display
  • 5 hour battery operation
  • Stand elevates camera 15-inches
  • 6X to 40X near, 1X to 24X distance
  • Camera rotates
  • 10-inch panel systems: $3195.00
vision technology inc view
Vision Technology Inc.VIEW
  • Near, intermediate and distance viewing
  • Folds ups into carrying case
  • Precision setup
  • $3440.00
  • Weight 15 pounds
  • Battery/Charger: $240.00
  • 2 hours
enhanced vision acrobat family
Enhanced Vision Acrobat Family
  • Self-Viewing, Distance Viewing, Near Viewing
  • True Mirror Image
  • Automatic Memory
  • Up to 72X Magnification
  • Battery Operated Option
  • Auto-Focus
  • 7 Viewing Modes
  • Horizontal Line Markers
  • Remote Control
  • Object Locator
  • Laptop PC Compatibility (Additional hardware required)
  • One Year Warranty
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Enhanced Vision Acrobat Family
  • Acrobat Camera
    • $1895.00
  • Acrobat Panel
    • $3295.00
  • Acrobat Port
    • $2895.00
  • Acrobat XY table
    • $250.00
  • Battery option
    • $795.00
  • Win TV 2000 software
    • $150.00
optelec clearnote
Optelec ClearNote
  • Near and distance viewing
  • VGA or Laptop display
  • 3X to 46X
  • Picture in picture software w/ laptop
  • Integrated 5 to 6 hour battery
  • $2695.00
headborne systems
EV FlipperPort

EV MaxPort

EV ArobatPort

EV Jordy

Keeler Nu Vision

Headborne Systems
maxport flipperport
MaxPort FlipperPort
  • MaxPort
    • $1695.00
  • FlipperPort
    • $2395.00
  • AcrobatPort
    • $2895.00
jordy88
Jordy
  • Camera and display in one unit
  • Near and distance viewing
  • Significant image movement
  • High magnification users
  • Specific tasks
  • Tolerance in wearing
  • Not for travel
  • $2795.00
jordy89
Jordy
  • Pharmacist: sterile hood
  • Arborist: inspecting trees
  • Financial manager: computers
  • Computer technician
  • Medical student
  • Senior on cruise
  • High School students
keeler nuvision eschenbach
Keeler NuVision Eschenbach
  • Magnification 5X to 10X
  • Color, B/W, W/B, enhanced modes
  • 5-inches to infinity
  • Video in
  • Optional battery: $199.50
  • $2995.00
auto readers
Auto Readers
  • Image capture for continuous text reading
  • Reformat text for ease in reading
auto readers portable and desktop
Auto Readersportable and desktop
  • HumanWare myReader
  • MouseVision ZoomEx
  • Tagarno LiveReader
humanware myreader
HumanWare myReader
  • Transportable: 22 pounds
  • Auto Reader: full page image capture
  • Control panel navigation
  • Auto scroll
  • Reading Modes
    • Row
    • Column
    • Word
  • Live mode
  • 15” LCD display
  • $4995.00
mousevision zoom ex
MouseVisionZoom Ex
  • Image capture, USB 2.0
  • Specialty software
  • Reformats text to fit screen
  • One page at a time, can be saved
  • Print magnified images
  • Magnification, contrast, image, navigation, color combos: software controlled
  • <1X to 50X
  • Live mode
  • $1695.00
  • Zoom-Book
tagarno livereader
Tagarno LiveReader
  • European Product
  • Computer enhanced images
  • OCR with speech
  • File Management
  • Full computer capacity
  • >$10,00.00
notebook laptop compatibility
Notebook, laptop compatibility
  • Most students use notebook computers
  • Video magnification could be helpful
  • Portable camera using notebook display
  • Software available
  • Image quality getting better
  • More resources becoming available
  • Size, bulk, setup, cost concerns
notebook laptop integration
Notebook/laptop Integration
  • Video camera images with picture in picture (PIP)
    • Image capture software
    • Media Center programs
    • Input: Video in, USB adapters
  • Without modifications
    • Limited image quality and response
    • Self powered cameras
      • Max, Flipper
      • Prisma
      • Clarity
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Notebook/laptop Integration
  • Special modified software/systems
    • More acceptable image
    • Visual enhancement features
    • Keyboard controlled
    • USB powered cameras
      • USB operation gives portability
      • Some drain on laptop battery
  • Requirements
    • High performance computer
    • High performance video card
clarity pcmate
Clarity PCMate
  • Clarity camera
  • Capture 4.1 software
  • USB 2 powered
  • Requires 2 USB 2 ports
  • Near and distance viewing
  • Remote control camera
  • Picture in Picture
  • Keyboard controlled images
  • $2995.00
bierley colormouse usb2
Bierley ColorMouse USB2
  • Connects to any USB2 port
  • Resize to change magnification
  • Utility software
    • Resize window (PIP), visual enhancements, hue, etc
  • $597.00
enhanced vision acrobat usb
Enhanced Vision Acrobat USB
  • Self-Viewing, Distance Viewing, Near Viewing
  • True Mirror Image
  • Automatic Memory
  • Up to 72X Magnification
  • Battery Operated Option
  • Auto-Focus
  • 7 Viewing Modes
  • Horizontal Line Markers
  • Remote Control
  • Laptop PC Compatibility (Additional hardware required)
  • One Year Warranty
  • $2045.00 to $3040.00
optelec clearnote105
Optelec ClearNote
  • Near and distance viewing
  • 2.4GHz, USB 2 Laptop compatible
  • Picture in picture software w/ laptop
  • 3X to 46X
  • Integrated 5 to 6 hour battery
  • $2695.00
magnilink s
MagniLink S
  • 11X to 27.5X
  • Split Screen
  • Keyboard Controls
  • Mouse like camera
  • Color, B/W, W/B, color selectable
pc eye usb
PC Eye USB
  • USB compatible
  • Portable
  • Power Consumption
  • Read/write
  • Zoom
  • Color, W/B, B/W
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Task Specific
  • General use, specific use
  • Primary, Secondary, Supplemental
  • Portability: worker, student, personal
  • Multi-Tasking: near & distance, input to computer
  • Specific Needs: machinist, pharmacists, music student, lecturer, data input, customer service, translator, CEO.
assessment factors
Assessment Factors
  • Evaluation of visual functioning
  • Response to low vision devices
  • Analysis of tasks, task specific
  • Expected performance
  • Integration of systems
  • Training
  • Trial of system; speed, duration, productivity
  • Modifications
  • Provision
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Case Study
  • Very High Magnification
  • Very Close Working Distance
  • 52” Plasma TV
  • Max hand scan system
future
Future !!!
  • LCD displays;
    • more common, smaller and faster
  • Notebook compatibility (portable)
  • More portables and compacts
  • Folding Portables
  • Digital cameras/cell phones
  • Electronic images and enhancements
  • Near and distance
  • Innovations from UK, Europe, Asia
european designs
European Designs
  • Distance and near
  • Flat panel displays
  • Compact
  • Unique Designs
  • High cost
  • Innovations
vendors usa
VendorsUSA

AssistVision www.assistvision.com

Clarity Solutions www.clarityusa.com

Enhanced Vision www.enhancedvision.com

Freedom Vision www.freedomvision.net

Humanware www.humanware.com

Magnisight www.magnisight.com

Optelec www.optelec.com

Vision Technology www.visiontechinc.com

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VendorsUSA

ABISee Inc. www.abisee.com

Bierley Associates www.bierley.com

Eschenbach www.eschenbach.com

Innoventions Inc. www.magnicam.com

OVAC www.ovac.com

Video Eye Corp. www.videoeye.com

video magnifiers uk europe
Video Magnifiers: UK, Europe

Ash Technologies

www.ashtech.ie

Foci

www.foci.nl

Low Vision International

www.lvi.se

New Vision Tech

www.newvisiontechnology.com

Reinecker

www.reineckerreha.de/english/index_english.htm

Targarno

www.tagarno.com

new england vendors
AdaptiVision

5 Grant Road, Lynnfield MA 01940

Phone: 800-407-6486

www.videomagnification.com

Adaptive Technology Consulting, Inc.

PO Box 778, Amesbury, MA 01913

Phone: 978-462-3817

www.adaptivetech.net

Cape Cod Vision Products

PO Box 584, Woods Hole MA 02543

Phone: 508-548-1640

www.capecodvisionproducts.com

EVAS

39 Canal Street (PO Box 371)

Westerly RI 02891

Phone: 800-872-3827

www.evas.com

Mainely Access Inc.

89 Auburn Street, #1182

Portland ME 04013

207-650-8151

www.mainelyaccess.com

MagniSight NE

Oakridge Marketing Group

PO Box 340, Charlton MA 01507

Phone: 800-232-3329

www.magnisightne.com

Vision Dynamics

470 West Main Street

Cheshire CT 06410

Phone: 203-271-1944

www.visiondynamics.com

New England Vendors
resources
Resources

The CCTV Book

R. Lund & Gail Watson (1997)

Low Vision Near Systems II:

Electronic Magnification Systems

by Laurel Tucker and Richard Brilliant

in

Essentials of Low Vision Practice

Richard Brilliant

Butterworth Heinemann (1999)

resources articles
Resources: Articles

Access World

www.afb.org/aw

Is This for Here or to Go: Portable Laptop Compatible Video Magnifiers

Lee Huffman

May 2006

How to Buy a CCTV

Carol Farrenkopf

September 2005

Thin and Sleek: A Review of Two Flat Panel Desktop CCTVs

Carol Farrenkopf

March 2005

You Can Take It With You: A Review of Three Portable CCTVs

Carol Farrenkopf

July 2004

Quite a Display: A Review of Two Video Magnifiers

Bryan Gerritsen

January 2004

resources web sites
Resources: Web Sites

Texas School for the Blind:

Adaptive Technology Links

http://www.tsbvi.edu/technology/index.htm

New York Institute for Special Education:

Blindness Resource Center

www.nyise.org/blind.htm

Screen Magnifiers Homepage

www.magnifiers.org

resources web articles
Resources: Web Articles

Karlen Communications CCTV/video Magnifier Assessment Protocols

http://www.iprimus.ca/~martha/adobe/cctv-assessment-protocols.rtf

Steps for Completing the CCTV Assessment

http://www.tsbvi.edu/technology/cctv-assess.htm

CCTV Information Page

http://www.tsbvi.edu/technology/cctv.htm

resources web forums
Resources: Web Forums

Closing the Gap Forums

Video Magnification:

The good, the bad and the future

http://www.closingthegap.com/forums

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