Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has partnered with wearable technology startup NuEyes to bring the Xfinity Stream entertainment viewing experience to visually impaired customers through NuEyes virtual reality technology. The Xfinity Stream app, which allows customers to watch live video and on-demand content on any device, is now available on the NuEyes e2 smartglasses and VR magnifying device that enhances the usable vision of a person who is visually impaired. Xfinity Stream is pre-installed on NuEyes e2.
Founded by a veteran, NuEyes' mission is to help people who are visually impaired due to conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa. The lightweight design of the NuEyes e2 is paired with hands-free and wireless functionality.
"Being blind since birth, I know firsthand the power of technology to enhance independence," said Tom Wlodkowski, vice president of accessibility at Comcast. "Our partnership with NuEyes is an extension of our commitment to designing great entertainment experiences for people of all abilities."
"Collaborating with Comcast has been an absolute joy," said Mark Greget, founder and CEO of NuEyes. "To be able to stream content directly to our consumers' eyes in a way that has never been done before enables millions of visually impaired people to continue enjoying their TV experience and more."