Google Glass helps blind teen dancer Benjamin Yonattan give a knock-out performance on America’s Got Talent
Glass may still be under development in the background, and even then for businesses, but for fourteen-year-old Benjamin Yonattan, Glass helps the young dancer see.
He was adopted from Guatemala at age four, and as he grew up adjusting to a new family and a new language, Benjamin later had to contend with failing vision. As doctors assessed his field vision, a narrow 4 degrees, he is essentially blind.
Google Glass does not afford him any depth of vision, but it does give him a wider field of view through the display. Just enough to let Benjamin see where he is going, and keep his bearings while performing on stage.
As would be expected with such an inspirational story, the judges did not hesitate to vote Benjamin on to the next round of America’s Got Talent.