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Aprenda inglés con lentes inteligentes

18 junio 2014 Última actualización: 14:40 GMT

Un prototipo de lentes inteligentes está ayudando a personas con ceguera parcial a ver mejor. Vea el video y aprenda vocabulario.

Transcripción en inglés

They might not win any awards for style, but these prototype glasses are helping partially sighted people to see.

They project enhanced images onto lenses, giving wearers a clearer sense of surroundings.

Users say they feel more independent. Some see their guide dogs for the first time.

They were developed by researchers from Oxford University, who say the bulky headsets will eventually be the same size as a pair of specs.

Vocabulario

prototype

first example of something new, from which later developments are made

partially sighted

not completely blind, but able to see very little

enhanced

improved, especially by artificial methods

bulky

too big to be carried or used easily

specs

glasses (short form of the word spectacles)

Ejercicios

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

prototype / partially sighted / enhanced / bulky / specs

1. "We are trying to find a solution where the club gets a new ground and _________ facilities, and Truro gets a development that satisfies everybody's needs."

2. Wearable technology has been talked about for years - now it's here in the form of Google Glass, the intelligent _________ due to go on sale in 2014.

3. The _________ device is still undergoing modification and needs larger tests.

4. Refreshable Braille displays do exist, but they are expensive, __________ and typically designed for use at a desk.

5. Increasing numbers of British children are being registered as blind or _________.

Respuestas

1. "We are trying to find a solution where the club gets a new ground and enhanced facilities, and Truro gets a development that satisfies everybody's needs."

Source: Retail plan for Truro City football ground revealed http://bbc.in/1ivvvw4

2. Wearable technology has been talked about for years - now it's here in the form of Google Glass, the intelligent specs due to go on sale in 2014.

Source: Katie Price speaks out, and the week's other disability stories http://bbc.in/1n9fbzb

3. The prototype device is still undergoing modification and needs larger tests.

Source: Microwave helmet 'can spot a stroke'

http://bbc.in/1qZJImV

4. Refreshable Braille displays do exist, but they are expensive, bulky and typically designed for use at a desk.

Source: Braille e-books: Why can't you buy a budget e-reader? http://bbc.in/1stxWlY

5. Increasing numbers of British children are being registered as blind or partially sighted.

Source: Child sight loss 'on the increase'

http://bbc.in/UHSnAf

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