Tue. Nov 19th, 2019

Two Indians in UAE develop an app to assist visually impaired.

Two UAE-based Indian nationals developed a smartphone app that will facilitate visually impaired individuals. The app developed by Nandujit Prathap and Visakh G. S is termed Ioptyc. It uses distance sensors and visual recognition technology to help individuals with visual impairments, the Khaleej Times reported. The project that has 2 elements, the smartphone app, and a special glove, was one amongst the winning projects within the Ma’an Social brooder program of Abu Dhabi, which aims to support individuals of determination. “Ioptyc utilizes the ability of Google TensorFlow light for visual recognition of objects in front of the user, who is also visually impaired,” Prathap told Khaleej Times. “Once the item in front of the person is detected, the app sends an alert and announces the name of the item over the user’s Electroacoustic transducer with the assistance of Google’s natural language package,” he explained. The glove, on the opposite hand, notifies the user through vibrations from the buzzer. “The glove’s sensors are capable of detective work objects as way as 2 meters away, and therefore, the intensity of vibrations varies reckoning on the however was the item is from the user.” For Prathap and Visakh, what started as inspiration can before long be an actual product which will facilitate those that would like it most. As one of the socials brooder winners, they’re going to receive 200,000 dirhams in funds, in conjunction with coaching, mentorship, and business development.