As technology advances and the market of devices increases, we want to make sure products are made inclusive for people with varied needs. For our product, we have chosen to make a product to help the visually impaired.
What it does
GuidePi is a wearable device that can detect close objects that are a potential "danger", at the moment this is all objects of a neon yellow colour. Once detected a warning sound is played to the user.
How we built it
We started exploring different image detection techniques in python and then choosing the appropriate method to optimise the best one in our use.
Challenges we ran into
Integration of the code into the hardware.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The teamwork It works!
What we learned
We learnt how to use openCV and also developed a better understanding of the needs of people with visual impairments.
What's next for Guide Pi
We'd like to make the device more portable.