Smart glasses help the partially sighted to see

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The development of smart glasses has great potential to help those with disabilities understand the world around them better. In our Top 10 Health innovations list, we saw the use of enhanced glasses as a means of helping autistic children understand the emotions of their companions. Now, the Royal National Institute for Blind People — RNIB — have developed smart glasses for the partially sighted, which will help them regain their independence. The RNIB Smart glasses are being developed by Dr Stephen Hicks of Oxford University, with funding from the Google Impact Challenge. They consist of transparent spectacles with two…

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