Over a billion people in the world experience some form of visual impairment with conditions that effect every aspect of their life. From completing everyday tasks and 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 in people with visual impairment. Our work gained international recognition and we were invited to share what we had discovered at prestigious events across the world.
Building on our research at Oxford we established OXSIGHT in 2016, with the goal of developing innovative solutions for sight degeneration that balance 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 control of their vision.
A Multi-Disciplinary Team
The OXSIGHT team includes scientists and clinicians from various disciplines, such as ophthalmology, neuroscience, computer vision and machine learning. Combining their expertise has enabled the development of our powerful smart glasses. They continue to look for novel ways to expand 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 is building a network of clinics and holds events across the UK. Our team offers personal assessments and free demonstrations of our glasses, bringing our technology to the people who will most benefit from it.
Watch the video to learn more about our visionary work.