Gentex Showcasing Advanced Vision Tech at CES 2024

Highlights recently acquired eSight vision enhancement systems…

Automotive electronics company Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) is prominently featuring eSight’s next-gen enhanced vision technology at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024.

Known the automotive aftermarket for its automatic dimming rearview mirrors and other connected car technologies, Gentex recently acquired eSight, which is working to develop and manufacture the next generation of mobile electronic eyewear designed to help people living with visual impairments.

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“For many years, our expertise in vision technology has been key in developing automotive solutions that improve driver safety,” said Neil Boehm, chief technology officer at Gentex. “Our acquisition of eSight is a strategic move to leverage this expertise in the healthcare industry to address the challenges of vision impairment, furthering our commitment to enhancing visual safety and quality of life.”

eSight is a wearable assistive technology that allows people living with visual impairments to stay on the go while performing the tasks of daily living, according to a press release announcing the acquisition and CES display. The comprehensive medical equipment enhances vision for individuals with over 20 distinct ocular disorders, frequently enabling users to attain 20/20 vision.

The eyewear combines a high-definition camera, proprietary algorithms and powerful processing platform to relay and magnify real-time imagery onto two high-resolution screens positioned before each eye, resulting in enhanced binocular vision.

Gentex has applied its innovative capabilities in digital vision, software development and industrial design to advance the development of eSight eyewear in a partnership that was originally announced in January 2022. The collaboration has focused on reducing device size, improving design, enhancing overall system performance and applying Gentex’s advanced manufacturing skill sets to help improve cost.

“Gentex purchasing eSight is an exciting development for everyone involved,” said Aaron Tutwiler, eSight’s former chief executive officer. “Millions of people experience the challenges of living with low vision. Gentex’s specialized knowledge and advanced capabilities in engineering, combined with its highly advanced manufacturing capabilities, will improve eSight functionality and affordability to further expand the reach of those we can impact with our life-changing technology.”

eSight technology is primarily being exhibited at CES in the North Hall of the LVCC, booth #8863, but can also be seen in Gentex’s main booth, West Hall, booth #6440.

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), put on by the Consumer Technology Association, is being held Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas.

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