Stephen Hicks

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Name: Stephen Hicks
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 2 reports

Seeing the light: smart glasses bring shapely vision to blind people

Dr Stephen Hicks, research fellow in neuroscience at Oxford University, with his smart glasses, which enhance any remainning vision in blind people to help perceive objects. Photograph: Felix Clay But for what he describes as "super luck", Dr Stephen ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Oxford University Researchers Develop Smartglasses for Low Vision Users

Smartglasses developed at Oxford University in England for the registered blind are being used for wearer trials in public spaces for the first time. The Oxford researchers are measuring how their smartglasses can help people with limited vision navigate ... [Published Vision Monday - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Smart glasses for partially sighted could be on shelves by 2016

A pair of smart glasses designed to help visually impaired people get about could be in shops as soon as 2016.You might recall that we first reported on these specs two months ago, when scientists at Oxford University first revealed the invention. The ... [Published ITProPortal.com - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Smart Glasses For Blind 'In Shops By 2016'

By | Sky News  –Pairs of high-tech smart glasses, designed to help millions of blind and partially-sighted people to see, could be in shops in 2016.The specs use a specially adapted 3D camera to maximise a person's remaining vision by separating and highlighting ... [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

01.08 - Life-changing ideas win Google Impact Challenge - OXFORD

Two projects involving Oxford University technology are winners of the 2014 Google Impact Challenge, and will each receive £500,000. The two projects are:Smart glasses for people with sight loss to make the most of their remaining vision - a partnership ... [Published MyScience - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

Smart glasses offer vision of future

A pair of smart glasses that can help improve the vision of people with sight loss has won a £500,000 award to go towards a large-scale test.The glasses, developed by Oxford University and the Royal National Institute of Blind People, won the People’s ... [Published E-Health Insider - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Life-Changing Ideas Win Google Impact Challenge

Two projects involving Oxford University technology are winners of the 2014 Google Impact Challenge, and will each receive £500,000.The two projects are:Smart glasses for people with sight loss to make the most of their remaining vision – a partnership ... [Published Medical Design Technology - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Soon `smart glasses` that could help the blind to see

Zee Media BureauLondon: Researchers have developed new 'Star Trek-style' smart glasses that could transform the lives of blind and partially-sighted people.According to a report, the glasses don’t replace lost vision but assist with spatial awareness ... [Published zeenews.com - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Star Trek-style smart glasses that allow the blind to see could be on sale by 2016

| Updated: 04:37 EST, 3 August 2014A pair of smart glasses that could transform the lives of blind and partially-sighted people could be in the shops as soon as 2016.The revolutionary technology enables those suffering from sight loss to see obstacles ... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 03 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Life-changing ideas win Google Impact Challenge 1 Aug 2014

Two projects involving Oxford University technology are winners of the 2014 Google Impact Challenge, and will each receive £500,000.The two projects are:Smart glasses for people with sight loss to make the most of their remaining vision – a partnership ... [Published Blue Print - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Geology, history, recreation at Sluice Boxes

SLUICE BOXES STATE PARK, Mont. (AP) - Daniel Edwards' shorts were still dripping when I ran into him on the high ochre cliffs that tower above Belt Creek. Edwards, along with friends Stephen Hicks and Jasmine Helm, took a break from their jobs at Malmstrom ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Smart glasses help the visually impaired 'see'

Researchers from Oxford University have created a pair of ‘smart glasses’ that allow severely visually impaired individuals to ‘see’ again. The technology amplifies wearer's residual sight by combining video from a pair of normal and infra-red cameras, ... [Published The Independent - Jun 18 2014]

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Some light perception is needed for the glasses to be used and they can then be calibrated to sensitivity. "nearby things are going to get brighter so put your hand in front and wave it and you will be able to see it. you will be able to build up hand eye coordination. you will be able to walk around unfamiliar environments, especially at nighttime and get a good idea about obstacles, where gutters are, where overhanging branches are, giving you that confidence to walk down unfamiliar streets and be able to avoid bollards and buggies" said Hicks
"the idea of the smartglasses is to give people with poor vision an aid that boosts their awareness of what's around them—allowing greater freedom, independence and confidence to get about, and a much improved quality of life" said Stephen Hicks, PhD, of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford, who is leading the development of the gla...
The man in charge of the development of the gadget, Dr Stephen Hicks, told Sky News : "the google impact grant will allow us to make smaller, lighter and cheaper versions that people can carry around. it will be powered by something about the size of a mobile phone that can slip into your pocket."

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Seeing the light: smart glasses bring shapely v... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Aug 31 2014]
Seeing the light: smart glasses bring shapely v... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 31 2014]
Oxford University Researchers Develop Smartglas... [Published Vision Monday - Aug 18 2014]
Smart glasses for partially sighted could be on... [Published ITProPortal.com - Aug 11 2014]
Smart Glasses For Blind 'In Shops By 2016' [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Aug 09 2014]
01.08 - Life-changing ideas win Google Impact C... [Published MyScience - Aug 08 2014]
Smart glasses offer vision of future [Published E-Health Insider - Aug 07 2014]
Aussie wins UK Google award for blind smart gla... [Published Australian Times - Aug 07 2014]
Life-Changing Ideas Win Google Impact Challenge [Published Medical Design Technology - Aug 06 2014]
Soon `smart glasses` that could help the blind ... [Published zeenews.com - Aug 05 2014]
Star Trek-style smart glasses that allow the bl... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 03 2014]
Life-changing ideas win Google Impact Challenge... [Published Blue Print - Aug 01 2014]
Geology, history, recreation at Sluice Boxes [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Jun 28 2014]
Smart glasses help the visually impaired 'see' [Published The Independent - Jun 18 2014]
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