Gentex announces partnership with eSight to further develop


LAS VEGAS, January 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Gentex Company (NASDAQ: GNTX) announced today before CES its partnership with eSight, a leading provider of vision enhancement technologies, to develop and manufacture the next generation of mobile electronic glasses designed to help people living with visual impairments.

Gentex is a long-time technology company and supplier of electro-optical products to the global automotive, aerospace and fire protection industries. It is best known for providing nearly all major automakers with connected car technologies and advanced electronic features that optimize driver vision and improve driving safety.

eSight is the developer of wearable assistive technology that allows people with visual impairments to stay on the move while performing the tasks of daily living. The all-in-one medical device improves functional vision for people with more than 20 different eye conditions, often allowing users to achieve visual acuity of 20/20. The eSight glasses, which are currently in their fourth iteration, combine a high-definition camera, proprietary algorithms and powerful processing to capture and project real-time video on two high-resolution screens close to the eye for full binocular vision. .

Gentex plans to use its expertise in digital vision, software development and industrial design to help eSight develop the next generation of eyewear, with a focus on reducing the size of the device, improving the its form factor and optimization of overall system performance.

“For decades, we have used our vision capabilities to deliver automotive products that improve driving safety,” said Neil Boehm, vice president of engineering and chief technology officer at Gentex. “We look forward to using these same skills with eSight as we join forces to help overcome vision loss due to macular degeneration and other vision-related challenges. “

“Our device can change lives and improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world who live with low vision,” said Brian McCollum, chief commercial officer of eSight. “By leveraging Gentex’s expertise in digital vision technologies, we hope to make our vision improvement platform even more functional and accessible.

eSight and other Gentex partnering activities will be showcased in a special innovation lab at the Gentex booth (LVCC, West Hall, booth # 6327) at CES 2022. CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) is the venue global gathering for all who thrive in the consumer technology business. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, it has served as a testing ground for innovators and cutting-edge technologies for over 50 years. This year’s show will take place January 5-7 in Las Vegas.

About eSight
eSight is a leading organization on the Vision Platform with a simple but profound promise: To empower people with low vision to see new possibilities through enhanced vision. eSight provides the most advanced and versatile assistive device available for people with visual impairments and is compatible with over 20 eye conditions, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and Stargardt’s disease. eSight is registered with the FDA and EUDAMED and is inspected by Health Canada. Learn more about www.eSightEyewear.com.

About Gentex
Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) is a supplier of auto-dimming mirrors and electronics for the automotive industry, dimmable aircraft windows for the aviation markets, and fire protection products for the aviation industry. the fire protection market. Visit the company’s website at www.gentex.com.

Gentex press contact
Craig piersma
(616) 772-1590 x4316
[email protected]

Gentex Investor Relations Contact
Josh O’Berski
(616) 772-1800 x5814
[email protected]

ESight media contact
Mélanie du Mont
Public relations outcry for eSight
[email protected]

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