Smart glasses help people with very low vision to determine distance and detect objects up to three metres away. RNIB have conducted research into smart glasses, testing them with over 200 people.
Title: Smart glasses; Authors: Tara Alexander, Jo Arthur, Ranila Chandrakanthan, Sabine Croxford, Lori Di Bon Conyers; Publisher: RNIB
Smart glasses help people with very low vision to identify shapes, determine distance and detect objects up to three metres away. The smart glasses are the brainchild of Dr Stephen Hicks of Oxford University and have been in development with RNIB for over four years. In 2014, we won the Google Impact Challenge competition, which allowed us to develop a portable version of the glasses.
Here you can find the following:
- the full report detailing our findings and which draws conclusions after testing the glasses with over 200 people
- a summary report
- an independent data analysis by Anglia Ruskin University's Dr Keziah Latham.
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