Biel Glasses are fantastic glasses because they do not yet exist. Our project is to turn them into reality.
Biel is a child with low vision. As a result of this their eyes have less visual acuity (in digital terms we would say resolution) than it is common.
Biel has difficulty recognizing people, following a ball and watching a play, but also for more basic things like going down a ladder or running down a path where there is some stone or any irregularity with which to stumble. There are no “normal” glasses that can correct this problem, since it is not a matter of focusing the image on the retina, but that your eyes can not gather more information.
Even so, there is already the technology needed to create different glasses, glasses that do not just focus better, or even zoom or improve the contrast, like others that do exist, but glasses that really see for themselves, and that they can show Biel, so that their eyes can capture, relevant information in their field of vision. You have to use the most advanced technologies that are already used in various fields, such as virtual reality, robotics, drones or autonomous cars. Each of them solves part of the problem, and if we know how to mix properly, we will have gotten the magic recipe to make Biel Glasses a reality.
Biel is not the only person who has these kind of problems. There are millions and millions of people in the world with low vision, especially among the elderly, and they are increasingly due to increased longevity. So, what we want to achieve by making Biel Glasses a reality is also to be able to share and make it available to all these people.
Thank you for your interest and your cooperation,
Constanza Lucero, doctor and mother of Biel.
Jaume Puig Adamuz, electronic engineer and father of Biel.