What it does
Provide coverage of tactile paving in cities and guidance for visually impaired persons in unfamiliar places.
How we built it
Built a Deep Neural Network for to automatically detect tactile pavings from satellite images and connected the pathways using Graphs analysis.
Challenges we ran into
- No available labelled data
- Partial satellite coverage
- Poor quality data
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Proof of concept that is end to end: from scratch to a new competitive guidance tool.
What we learned
The complexity of traveling into new places for blind peoples, and a new way of solving problems from scratch.
What's next for PavedWay
Run it on more data (other cities) connect our network with a routing services