Over a billion people in the world experience some form of visual impairment, conditions that put a strain on every aspect of their life. From completing everyday tasks to interacting with their families to enjoying once-in-a-lifetime events, the low vision community has difficulty making the most of what the world has to offer.
OXSIGHT wants to change that.
In 2010, our founding members began their research at the University of Oxford. Working closely with the low vision community, our researchers explored how the brain manages visual information and what we can do to amplify this capability among individuals with visual impairment. Our work gained international recognition, and we were invited to share what we’ve discovered at prestigious events across the world.
Building on our research at Oxford, we established OXSIGHT in 2016, with a goal to develop innovative solutions for sight degeneration that balance of style, functionality and intuitive technology. Since then, our team has grown into an organisation with a global presence, helping people with visual impairment take back in control of their vision.
A Multi-Disciplinary Team
OXSIGHT comprises scientists and clinicians from various disciplines, like ophthalmology, neuroscience, computer vision and machine learning. Combining their expertise led to the development of the powerful OXSIGHT smart glasses. And they will continue to look for novel ways to expand the field of vision, enhance light and shape detection.
In pursuit of sight degeneration solutions, OXSIGHT has partnered with leading global players from the sight-impaired community and the tech sector, including the Guide Dogs Association, the Royal Institute of Blind People (RNIB), the Royal Academy of Engineering, the National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation and the University of Oxford.
To reach as many people as we can, OXSIGHT builds a network of clinics and hold events across the UK. Our team offers personal assessments and free demonstrations of our glasses, bringing our technology to the people who would benefit from it the most.
Watch the video to learn more about our visionary work.