Google has selected the five winners of its Giving through Glass competition, which allowed non-profits in the United States to share their ideas for how Google Glass could impact their work. The five winners were 3000 Miles to a Cure, Classroom Champions, the Hearing and Speech Agency, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Women's Audio Mission.
The five winners were selected from more than 1,300 proposals, and each gets one Glass headset, a $25,000 grant, and a trip to Google. Each proposal chosen suggests a unique way to use Glass to help or teach others. The proposals range from the therapeutic to the educational.
For instance, the Hearing and Speech Agency has planned a pilot program around Glass designed to improve communication for people who struggle with spoken language, those with hearing difficulties, as well with people with autism. Classroom Champions, meanwhile, will use Glass in high-needs schools to give students a look through the eyes of Paralympic athletes, hoping to build empathy and understanding.
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