Augmented Reality With a Web-Cam Eye


Tanya Vlach is a near-fatal car accident survivor. This unfortunate event caused her to lose her left eye. Since 2011, she has been trying to raise both funds and awareness for an artificial eye that has a miniature camera in it that would replace her lost field of vision. Her campaign has been a success, and a new prosthetic eye is in the making.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.