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WHO estimates that 180 million people worldwide suffer from visual impairment, and of those individuals, between 40 and 45 million are blind. With a growing population, these figures will double by 2020. More than seven million people become blind every year, with 90% of those cases occurring in developing countries.
Artificial Vision for the Blind has created a system that helps restore lost vision in those who are blind. They have developed a pair of glasses that has a camera, a mini-computer, and a transmitter that together activate the visual cortex of the brain. Through this system, individuals will be able to read text, recognize low and high quality images, independently navigate, and develop spatial interaction – all in real time.
- Generated $100,000 USD in revenue.
- Awards: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT), Instituto Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología del Distrito Federal (ICYTDF), Secretaría Educación Pública (SEP), and Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud: Innovación Tecnológica (IMJ).