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Our Idea

Why did your team choose to focus on this challenge?

There are many apps on your phone that are like our idea, that use AI to “see” your surroundings. So, our idea isn’t unique right? Wrong. All the others have one major flaw: How can you see your phone when you’re blind? You can’t tap on the right app icon when you can’ see it. There are multiple solutions to that problem. One would be to make an app for your phone that lets you operate apps by voice. Another idea would be to not use a phone, but special glasses with built in cameras as well as a little

What have you learned about the challenge that you didn't know before?

I have learnt about the challenge that there are some inventions for people with disabilities. For example, an app for blind people that with the camera can tell you what is around you. Also, I did not imagine that maybe your nearest friend could have a member of his family or friend with any disability, either physical or mental disability. With this challenge I have realized that a topic that you do not like, can show you lots of interesting things and you can learn lots of things about it.

Outline the specific problem you would like to solve for your Hero and two or three solutions you think would help.

Problem: Individuals who are blind encounter significant obstacles in accessing information and navigating their environments independently. Traditional methods often fall short in providing effective solutions to bridge this accessibility gap.

Ask your Mentor anything.

Solution: AI-Powered Assistive Technologies represent a groundbreaking approach to addressing the challenges faced by individuals with blindness. These technologies leverage advanced algorithms to enable real-time object recognition, providing auditory or haptic feedback to guide users safely through their surroundings. By integrating AI into assistive devices such as navigation systems, individuals with blindness can confidently navigate unfamiliar environments without the need for constant assistance, thus enhancing their independence and mobility.