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Royal National Institute for Blind People | Smart Glasses

The RNIB is developing smart glasses to help people with sight loss regain their independence and confidence.


There are many people in the world who are living with sight loss, but have some remaining vision left.


With a grant to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and researchers from the University of Oxford, a team is developing smart glasses that turn low vision into easy-to-recognize shapes and silhouettes. The software detects nearby objects, such as people and obstacles, and turns them into high contrast shapes.


Smart glasses can make the world easier to see, helping people regain their independence and confidence.