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.

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