VelaSense® derives its name from Vela, which is a constellation that’s located in the southern sky, and the word “sense.” The word “Vela” is Latin, and it’s a term that translates loosely as a ship’s sails. Sense, of course, is a faculty by which the body perceives an external stimulus, the five senses being sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch.
The VelaSense® family of products and services is designed to improve quality-of-life through a technology-driven approach to individual accessibility and personal empowerment. Our mobile and cloud-based technologies enable smart phones and tablets to improve the living independence and social connectivity of those suffering from vision loss or mild-to-severe vision impairment. Increasing disabled access to information, communications and physical infrastructure is the cornerstone of the VelaSense® approach.
Our manufactured products, cloud and mobile software, and premium subscription services combine to help you on the journey to self-empowerment for yourself and your loved ones. Using state of the art image processing, our recognition services provide vital assistance to the visually impaired as they overcome the challenging nuances of daily independent life. For seniors our kiosk-style command interface provides a straightforward pathway to increased smartphone functionality for communications and information access. By leveraging the scalability and reliability of Verizon's 4G LTE network along with innovative cloud services and our expanding interoperability with the latest wearable devices, we are pushing the Internet of Things (IoT) to new levels as our technology addresses the critical accessibility challenges facing the disabled among our society. Whether its navigating the physical world or searching the web, VelaSense® technology helps the disabled make the most of their mobile tools and social connections.
Whether it be students, veterans or seniors, VelaSense® benefits those suffering from congenital blindness as well as those with severe vision impairment due to macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, or vision loss due to brain traumas, brain tumors or strokes. The benefits of interpreted visual imagery extend further to people with vestibular or other balance disorders, motor control deficits, dexterity limitations, visual processing disorders, and cognitive impairement due to Alzheimer's and other age-related conditions.
Visus Technology, Inc. is committed to refining and enhancing the VelaSense® technology spectrum to improve the quality of life enjoyed by people with various levels of visual impairment and other accessibility issues. We will continue to build innovation and technology as we follow our roadmap to a more accessible society.