Change radically the quality of life of blind people through a non-invasive visual prosthesis that allows them perceive images in real time.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
According to Pan American Health Organization, in Mexico exist a blind population of 2 millions; living at the metropolitan area (organization address): D.F. and Estado de Mexico. This sector lacks of a visual prosthesis that allows them the lecture of any press or digital text without the necessity to be in Braille format, as the perception of images that let them navigate and interact in a dynamic scenario. This project had change the life of 930 blind people in the last 5 years.
How will this project solve this problem?
Sensitize blind people with knowledge, skills and aptitudes that allow them: Lecture of any press or digital media. Recognition of high quality images. Total reintegration of the blind person in a real time scenario (independent navigation)
Potential Long Term Impact
The prosthesis make possible for 930 blind people the unlimited acquisition of information and image perception. Actions that had beneficial repercussions in their academic formation reflected at long term in dignified jobs appropriately remunerated.
Total Funding Received to Date: $20
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $20 . The original project funding goal was $12,180.