Aussie Teen Uses Oculus Rift with the Sight-Impaired: A Not Impossible Original from ISEF

NotImpossibleNow visited Intel's massive international science fair competition - ISEF - to check out young minds with innovative solutions to helping humans. Australian teenager Ethan Butson uses the Oculus Rift system to make a black-and-white world for the sight-impaired, helping them with their daily function.
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NotImpossibleNow visited Intel's massive international science fair competition - ISEF - to check out young minds with innovative solutions to helping humans. Australian teenager Ethan Butson uses the Oculus Rift system to make a black-and-white world for the sight-impaired, helping them with their daily function.

Australian teenager Ethan Butson talks to editor Elliot Kotek at the Intel science fair about his latest innovation, using the Oculus Rift to better define the world for the sight-impaired. It's Butson's third year with a gold medal at the fair, and his sister walked by as we spoke (she's in the middle school program).

When donning the Oculus Rift goggles, Butson's program animates what they see into a purely black-and-white picture - the edges of all objects clearly defined, colors of one piece of furniture no longer blending into its background nor the objects sitting beside them. 

The result - objects re-defined and the gift of clarity for the sight impaired. 

It's a SMART system with an intelligent name.