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.