Your vote helped RNIB Smart Glasses win the Google Impact Challenge 2014!
We’re thrilled to announce that RNIB have won the public vote and £500,000 funding in the Google Impact Challenge 2014.
We couldn’t have done it without you!
These incredible glasses will transform the way blind and partially sighted people go about their everyday lives.
The £500,000 funding will enable RNIB and Oxford University to create 100 pairs of smart glasses and test them with 1,000 people.
This will be the first large-scale test of smart glasses and augmented reality for sight enhancement anywhere in the world. It’s the first step towards getting the glasses made available to everyone who needs them.
Please share this fantastic news and remember to thank all of your friends and family who took the time to vote!
- More information on the glasses, the research and the technology behind them is available on The future of Smart Glasses.
- More information on the Google Impact Challenge Competition is available on the Google Impact Challenge Website.