blind man uses virtual reality wedding

Blind Man Uses VR and AR Technologies to Re-Experience Wedding Day

Andrew Airey suffers from Stargardt Disease, a genetic disorder that causes loss of vision in both eyes. Andrew’s recollections of his wedding day are blurry, so while guests experienced the full beauty of his nuptials, he missed the flowers, cake, and the sight of his bride walking down the aisle. Assistive technology company eSight fitted Andrew with a pair of goggles that incorporates virtual reality and augmented reality technology to deliver views of the outside world to the wearer’s eyes. With Airey’s vision newly enhanced, agency KBS set about re-creating his wedding day, bringing together the same guests in the same venue, and broadcasted the whole event on Facebook Live.

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