Smart glasses developed at Oxford University for the registered blind are being trialled in public spaces for the first time.
This is a story of hope, and for me, one of excitement – this is when technology goes from being a useful tool, to increasing people’s quality of life, possibly ten fold. The glasses enhance images of nearby people and objects on to the lenses, providing a much clearer sense of surroundings. The glasses don’t replace lost vision but assist with spatial awareness.
We eventually want to have a product that will look like a regular pair of glasses and cost no more than a few hundred pounds – about the same as a smart phone
Dr Stephen Hicks