Intelligent glove wins World Health Summit Startup Award 2018

Eyeluminati from India chosen out of 60 applications from 19 countries

The glove Manovue, developed by the company Eyeluminati, is the world's first intelligent personal assistant for the visually impaired. It combines vision intelligence and the internet of things and helps users to read any printed text without knowing the braille language. By providing haptic feedback, the glove also helps people with vision impairments to move around freely outside well-known environments.

The jury said: “This solution allows those affected barrier-free access and therefore social participation. It empowers them to lead an independent live.”

Research Scientist and Innovator Roopam Sharma who developed Manovue said: “This is a great honor for me. I thank the organizers of the World Health Summit, the jury, and the people who work with me. Without their support I wouldn’t be here. Believe in your dreams!”

Out of 60 applications from 19 countries, the jury had invited 25 Startups to visit the World Health Summit 2018. The ten finalists had the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the jury and the World Health Summit audience.


  • Caspar Health (Germany)
  • DX-Labtrack (Germany)
  • Eyeluminati (India)
  • ImmunifyMe (Sri Lanka)
  • inveox GmbH (Germany)
  • Magnosco GmbH (Germany)
  • Pay It Forward (USA)
  • SpotSense (India)
  • Strand Therapeutics Inc. (USA)
  • Wulira App (Uganda)

Jury 2018

  • Ute E. Weiland, Deutschland – Land der Ideen (Speaker of the jury)
  • Dr. Kai-Uwe Bindseil, Berlin Partner
  • Jutta Klauer, Pfizer Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Tobias Kurth, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Dr. Shari Langemak, Physician and Digital Healthcare Expert
  • Dr. Markus Müschenich, Flying Health
  • Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord, Bayer Foundations
  • Dr. Anna Babette Stier, German Federal Ministry of Health
  • Dr. Alf Wachsmann, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
  • Dr. Rolf Zettl, Berlin Institute of Health

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