In May I was lucky to be invited to TEDx in Vicenza and one of the speakers was Dr Stephen Hicks, a Research Lecturer at the University of Oxford. He works at the intersection of neuroscience and visual perception, computer vision and wearable technologies. Stephen’s current work – the development of vision enhancement for registered blind people, is the result of five years of research at Oxford, and a long time interest in cybernetics and vision. His achievements have been recognized with a number of high profile awards including the 2014 Google Global Impact Challenge and the 2014 Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation. The talk has recently been made available online and I wanted to share it with you as I think it’s a fantastic example of how new vision technologies can be used in healthcare tech development. If you ever have the chance to go to a TEDx event in your area, I strong recommend you take it. With eclectic speakers it can be a very inspiring day that will fire up your synapses with a whole new flood of ideas.