Optelec introduces the Traveller HD, a new video magnifier that enables people with low vision to read printed text. The Traveller HD displays text in sharp magnified images and in high contrast, making it easier to read. The screen can be moved horizontally, so the reader can effortlessly follow the lines.
Worldwide, there are around 285 million people who are visually impaired. As people get older, sight problems become more common. People who are affected by an eye condition such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa, can still live independently if they are supported by low vision aids such as a video magnifier.
The Optelec Traveller HD is developed with the help of people with low vision. "Our customers requested to have a video magnifier that has a large screen but is easy to transport. The Traveller HD fills the gap between current desktop and portable models. It is the first video magnifier that is small enough to take to school, office and on holiday, yet its screen is large enough to comfortably read letters, magazines and newspapers. We already showed the Traveller HD on some big low vision trade shows where it received a very positive feedback." says Maarten Bosch, CEO of Optelec.
The Traveller HD offers a unique Slide & Read mechanism. It provides a more natural reading experience, especially for those people that find it difficult to keep their hand steady. The large screen smoothly slides across a line of text and displays magnified words on-screen. Sliding back and forth enables users to recognize the shapes of individual words making it easier to read.