Our core mission is to provide the visually impaired with a navigational assistance such that they can go out and explore new and familiar places all by themselves.
We leverage the latest smartphone that most visually impaired people already own and provide them with an application such that they can always count on their smartphone to guide them safely from A to B, help them cross a difficult intersection, and many more.
Facts & Figures
Worldwide there are 276 million people who are visually impaired.
More so, every 5 seconds one person in the world goes blind.
Mobility is an enormous challenge for visually impaired people:
more likely to have a fall while walking.
more likely to be involved in a moter vehicle collision.
more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety disorders.
more likely to be unemployed.
of accidents while walking lead to medical consequences.
- Laser Eye Surgery Hub, Visual Impairment Blindness Data Statistics
- Manduchi, R. and S. Kurniawan. “Mind Your Step : Mobility-Related Accidents Experienced by People with Visual Impairment.” (2010)
To achieve this solution, we break it down in a couple of tasks: navigation, sidewalk assist, crossing assist, and obstacle detections. All these different tasks are combined in one mobile application to have a seamless user experience and integration without the need of any cellular connectivity. All computations are done on the smartphone itself to ensure reliability.
We will get you safely from A to B based on GPS.
We will keep you safe on the sidewalk.
We will guide you through safe crossing conditions.
We will provide feedback when an obstacle is on your path.