Ironically, smart specs (like Google Glasses) turned out to be a pretty dumb idea for mainstream users. The tech wasn’t quite there and the idea of wearing a bulky headset wasn’t all that appealing. While the concept has lost momentum, one group of people are still finding this wearable tech useful: the visually impaired.
Many blind individuals wear sunglasses to avoid others’ distraction. With this in mind, this pair of smart glasses offers additional GPS functionality. Incorporated into the sleek frame is a GPS system that assists in guiding the wearer with audible cues transmitted from a small, built-in speaker. Wearers can operate it with one simple button while keeping their hands free to use a cane or carry items.
Designer: Tomas Moyano & Nicolas Aichino