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VR goggles help legally blind manufacturer see with 20/20 vision

VR goggles help legally blind manufacturer see with 20/20 vision

Written by David

June 6, 2019

MARSHFIELD, Wis. ( WSAW /Gray News) – A legally blind college graduate is starting to make a name for herself in the manufacturing business. “Tia’s a rock star in the 3D printing world,” said Ken Hastreiter, president of Hastreiter Industries in Marshfield, Wis. “Tia is somebody that we’ve known for a few years, and have seen her develop her interest into manufacturing, 3D printing,” Hastreiter said. Bertz can only see clearly a couple of inches in front of her. “We didn’t really know how we could fit her into a manufacturing facility with her limited sight,” Hastreiter said. “I was in this virtual environment and I got this part assembled, and the person running the demo was just blown away,” she said. With the help of some government grants, Bertz was fitted for V.R. goggles with a tiny camera on them that gives her 20/20 vision. “Once I figured […]

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