We've seen plenty of future tech aimed at helping the blind to see again, but a group of British researchers is working on much more immediate technology that can help people with poor vision to see more clearly.
By leveraging a lot of existing tech originally developed for smartphones, scientists from Oxford University say they can create glasses that are tailored to help with an individual's particular vision problems.
Using cameras built into the frame and transparent screens in the lenses, an augmented reality style display can add useful information to what the person is already seeing. For example, frequently used objects like the user's cellphone or TV remote can be highlighted, or facial recognition software can be used to add names to faces in a group setting. Out on the street, potential dangers like oncoming cars and bikes can be accentuated.
This all sounds like the sort of thing we've been hearing about since Arnold used something similar in Terminator 2, but the key is that Oxford researchers say that most of the required technology already exists. All it needs is for a group like themselves to tie it all together.