Legally Blind Mom Sees Her Newborn Baby with Help of Sci-Fi Tech

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If anything is universal when it comes to childbirth, it's pain. It's discomfort. It's agony. It's euphoria. It's bliss. It's pure joy. You start the process with severe pains that are clear signs that your baby is ready to be free of the dark. But as you go through pain that you've never experienced before, there's a buildup of euphoric joy that will be released once your baby is placed into your arms.

You get to see the little face, the little feet, the little toes, the little fingers, the little tufts of hair. Seeing all of that makes it worth it.

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But not all moms are able to see that. Kathy Beitz, a legally blind woman who just recently gave birth to her first child, faced the situation with the possibility of only being able to feel the weight and hear the cries of her baby boy.

However, Kathy was able to try out eSight, a pair of electronic glasses that make it so people who are legally blind are able to see. In an interview on The Doctors, Taylor West, the director of outreach at eSight, said that they think the reason behind blindness is a lack of information that makes its way to the brain.  

So to combat that, they create a “sensory overload,” if you will. At least a vision overload. The glasses are made up of cameras and mini HD screens so that the brain can get what it needs in order to see.

So for Kathy, she was able to see, not only her baby for the first time, but she was able to see a baby for the first time. The glasses worked so well for her that she was able to see the likeness of her baby's toes to her husband's and the likeness of her baby's mouth to hers.

With this sort of technology, moms everywhere will be able to experience the joy that seeing their babies brings.

Pretty cool, right?

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Legally Blind Mom Sees Her Newborn Baby with Help of Sci-Fi Tech

Jace Whatcott is a self-diagnosed introvert who loves crossword puzzles, golf, and reading. Despite being a male contributor—one of the few on this particular website—he is not in unfamiliar territory. Because he is an English major, 90% of his classmates are females, so he’s not too worried about being a fish out of water. One of his favorite things to do is to raid local thrift stores for used books. He’s always looking for something to read, or for something to put on his endless to-r ... More

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  1. Ashley says:

    That’s amazing for those moms.

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