Visually Impaired

OXSIGHT’s smart glasses for visually impaired shortlisted for National Technology Awards

OXSIGHT’s smart glasses for visually impaired

OXSIGHT’s range of cutting-edge smart glasses which enhance the remaining vision of blind and visually impaired people have been shortlisted for the Technology for Good award at the National Technology Awards. The National Technology Awards celebrate the pioneers of new technology and excellence in the UK’s technology industry. The Technology for Good award is a new award for 2019, and celebrates organisations which are using technology to improve people’s lives.  

OXSIGHT’s smart glasses help people with peripheral vision loss, also known as ‘tunnel vision’, by using augmented reality and image interpretation technology to enhance their remaining vision. Peripheral vision loss can be caused by a number of sight conditions, including glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa.

Innovative new glasses could revolutionise visually impaired athletes training

Innovative new glasses could revolutionise visually impaired athletes training

INNOVATIVE new glasses which could revolutionise the way in which visually impaired athletes train and compete are one of the many exciting entries for an innovative design competition.

The as yet unnamed concept is the brainchild of Andrew Taylor, a 24-year-old graduate from the University of Bath who had his eureka moment while in the final year of his design project.

His design works in a similar way to parking sensors in that it tracks an athlete’s position in their lane and running direction which is then translated into an audio signal.

The audio gets louder dependent on where the runner is on the track, allowing them to maintain a steady line around the circuit.

Wine and spirits courses for the Visually Impaired

Wine and spirits courses for the Visually Impaired

Richard Lane, 49 from Surrey, who lost his sight at the age of 23, is one of the most advanced visually impaired individuals in the world of wine. He has always had a passion for wine, and having previously attended informal night classes in wine tasting, a close friend suggested he look into taking his knowledge further and introduced him to WSET’s internationally recognised qualifications.

Richard says, “I wanted to stretch myself a bit further, and to see if my brain still worked as my last exam was for my degree back in 1989…”