RNIB Smart Glasses Trial

You might have heard about the smart specs or smart glasses being developed by Oxford University. Over the next year or so we will be trying out the glasses with a range of people to find out if the glasses can help and how they can be improved. If you are interested in taking part, there is more detail below.

The glasses have been tried by a few people so far and some very positive responses have been received. However, the glasses are not suitable for everyone and part of the project is to find out who is likely to benefit. The technical design of the glasses means you need some central vision to use them. However, as the image is not a direct picture of what you are looking at people who have quite good sight may not find them particularly useful. 

The link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048l0sk will take you to the InTouch episode which talks about the glasses and points out how different people with different eye conditions might experience them and will give you a bit more information about the smart glasses.

If you are interested in trying out the glasses and giving us your feedback then please do get in touch on smartglasses@rnib.org.uk even if you think they might not benefit you. It's as useful to us to find out what the difficulties are as it is to test with people who find them very useful.