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Firm launches smart glasses, others for visually impaired


A Nigerian startup, Vinsighte, has created a technology that assist the visually impaired with multiple products, including “smart” reading glasses that convert text to audio.

According to Reuters, the Chief Executive Officer of the firm, Kolawole Tomi said, “I wanted to just try and see if we could build something that could solve the problem and that was where it all started”.

The business estimates that it has reached about 5,000 people by distributing its products to schools and institutions.

About 15.3 percent of the world’s blind population resides in Africa, according to the World Health Organization, where they often lack the resources and support needed to succeed in school and everyday life.

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