PhilaU Student Pitches “Smart” Glasses for Hearing Impaired at Venture Fair: Philadelphia Inquirer

Industrial design senior Renee Kakareka pitched her oLIVE Devices smart glasses to help hearing-impaired students at the 18th annual Venture Fair, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported April 27.

“A fluent signer and industrial design senior at Philadelphia University, she dreamed up a device that is a variation on Google Glass,” the Inquirer reported. “Its microphones collect speech, convert it to script, and beam that into the retina of the eyes.

Kakareka will pitch her innovation today at the JAZ Tank at PhilaU.

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