WSIS Prizes Contest 2019 Nominee

EyeBorg


Description

HandEyes is an Ecuadorian project that is in charge of developing products and technological tools that improve the quality of life of people with visual disabilities. The goal of HandEyes is to achieve a more inclusive society by developing electronic devices that can change and impact the lives of blind people. Thus, they developed "EyeBorg", a superficial implant that through an actuator allows people to have an increased perception of the environment. EyeBorg allows the user to feel how far the obstacle is from and also allows him to verify the dimensions of the obstacle with a slight movement of the head, thus improving the ability to orient himself and his mobility. The idea is to generate a new sense for the blind people with our technology.

Project website

https://handeyes.org/eyeborg/


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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development 2019
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Coverage
  • Ecuador

Status

Ongoing

Start date

2017

End date

Not set


Target beneficiary group(s)
  • People with disabilities

WSIS values promotion

HandEyes is an example of how technology change lives.


Entity name

HandEyes

Entity country—type

Ecuador Civil Society

Entity website

https://handeyes.org/eyeborg/