Serendip® tenant Give Vision scoops WIRED Health award


Posted on 27 March 2017 (Permalink)

There was more success for WMAHSN's Serendip® Digital Health Quarter tenants recently, as Give Vision lifted a prestigious WIRED Health 2017 award for their pioneering work on enhancing the lives of people with impaired vision. 

Stan Karpenko, co-founder and CEO of Give Vision, was announced as the winner of WIRED Health’s EY Startup Stage at a London ceremony earlier this month. Give Vision is one of the tenants at WMAHSN's Digital Health Quarter, part of Innovation Birmingham’s Serendip® Smart Cities Incubator programme

Give Vision's product SightPlus is a pair of hands-free, easy-to-use goggles that enhance the wearer’s remaining vision. “Light is beamed into the eye of the visually impaired person, the camera captures the world, the software converts and ignites whatever the visually impaired person needs to see and this is our product that will be launching in 2018,” Stan told the panel of judges. You can watch Stan's pitch here

The product, which looks like a pair of reading glasses, will be available on a subscription-based service, making it not only a unique product on the market, but also more accessible than the options currently out there.

For a full round-up of the winners, go to WIRED's website