Who We Are

We are a group of passionate individuals on a quest to give independence to the over 2 billion people worldwide affected by blindness and vision impairment.  Through usage of state-of-the-art computer vision, natural language processing and text-to-speech techniques, we are able to accurately describe what is in the field of vision of the user.  Beyond just identifying objects as current systems do, we provide a real-time description of events as they occur and the interaction between the objects along with the backdrop of the scene being viewed.  This level of detail provides an accurate description of the world to our users so that they can visualize and experience the world around them and travel with independence.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to bring independence to the lives of the 2 billion people living with visual impairment.

Problem Statement

 

The visually impaired are often faced with limited independence as they perform tasks that are visually-oriented such as traveling outdoors, performing tasks in and out the home, and even just putting together a matching outfit.

 

Our Solution

Computer Vision

Using the state of the art in computer vision technologies we are able to identify over 80 different objects including 11 different styles of clothing.

Natural Language Processing

With verbal commands provided to our system we are able to accept audio commands without the user having to interact with their device.

Text to Speech

Our system narrates back to the user objects and activities occurring around them in real-time.

Our Team

Blair
Blair Jones
bjonesneu@berkeley.edu
Jorge
Jorge Hernandez
jorgeah92@berkeley.edu
Jack
Jack Wang
jack_wenquwang@berkeley.edu
matt
Matt White
matt.white@berkeley.edu
AWS Credits Used
Late Nights
Models Tested
Spilled Coffees

Pricing

outfits plan

$35/month
Recognizes 11 Clothing Styles
Color Identification
Clothing Textures
Wireless Operation
Real-time Narration
Emergency Call Feature

whole home plan

$65/month
Indoor Object Identification
Dangerous Object Warning
Food Ingredient Reading
Cooking Assistant
Real-time Narration
Emergency Call Feature

outdoors plan

$95/month
Outdoor Object Identification
Interaction Description
Dining Description
Take Me Home Feature
Real-time Narration
Emergency Call Feature

”The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”

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– Helen Keller

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