Google selects 5 charities to develop ideas for Glass
WASHINGTON - A Brooklyn-based dance group is among five organizations chosen by Google to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work.
After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google announced the five winners Wednesday. Each will get a free pair of the glasses, a $25,000 grant and support from developers.
-- Mark Morris Dance Group, of Brooklyn, will create dance-based tools for people with Parkinson's disease.
-- Classroom Champions of Jacksonville, Florida, will use the glasses to create first-person educational videos by Paralympic athletes for high-need schools.
-- Lumberton, North Carolina-based 3,000 Miles to a Cure will deliver information to riders participating in a bicycle race for charity.
-- Women's Audio Mission in San Francisco will develop music and media-based learning programs for women and girls.
-- Baltimore-based Hearing and Speech Agency will develop new ways to help people with communication difficulties.