Mixed reality combines virtual reality with real life, essentially superimposing reality with digital information. The user puts on a headset and sees virtual components that are implemented into objects that are already there. The technology can help those with visual issues, including showing colorblind people what colors look like and providing displays for readable texts to those with visual impairments.
There are fascinating tools out there that, if incorporated with MR, have the opportunity to become even more powerful. Be My Eyes, for example, is an app that pairs a visually impaired person with a volunteer at the click of a button. Say someone needs help reading a restaurant menu: The user can immediately connect with a volunteer who can read the options to them through video captured in their smartphone. Future upgrades of this tool could certainly incorporate machine learning and AI, perhaps in a way that’s visibly rendered in an MR headset.