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Google selects 5 charities to develop ideas for Glass

Google Glass displayed in San Francisco on May

Google Glass displayed in San Francisco on May 15, 2013. Credit: AP / Jeff Chiu

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.

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