Congratulations are in order for the Indian company Eyeluminati, the winner of the 2018 World Health Summit Startup Track. They have developed the Manovue glove, the world’s first intelligent personal assistant for the visually impaired.
This device has the potential to increase the quality of life for blind or near blind users by employing visual intelligence and the Internet of Things to provide haptic feedback to the wearer. With this innovation, users are able to read any printed text without knowing how to read braille and can be empowered to move around more independently in unfamiliar environments.
Roopam Sharma (seen accepting the award above), the research scientist and innovator who developed Manovue remarked, “This is a great honor for me. I thank the organizers of the World Health Summit, the jury, and the people who work with me. Without their support I wouldn’t be here. Believe in your dreams!”
2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the World Health Summit and the 4th annual Startup Track, a competition that gives small health and technology companies the opportunity to present their innovative ideas to world leaders in global health. This year there were 60 applicants from 19 different countries. Out of those, 10 finalists were picked to showcase their business concepts before a jury at last week’s summit in Berlin. eobiont helped develop this exciting program and supports the event every year by organizing the Startup Track participants and by providing the moderation.
The winner receives comprehensive business coaching from FLYING HEALTH, exclusive contact to potential mentors and sponsors from the global WHS network and in invitation to take part in the next summit in 2019.
To learn more about the World Health Summit and the Startup Track, please go to https://www.worldhealthsummit.org/initiatives/startup-track.html
To learn more about the important work of Eyeluminati, please go to http://www.manovue.com/.
(Photo courtesy of World Health Summit)