AI Innovation Challenge Helping People with Visual Impairment to Easily Use Buses through Computer Vision
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Helping People with Visual Impairment to Easily Use Buses through Computer Vision

Challenge completed!

In this 8-weeks challenge, 35 collaborators worked on solving a significant daily-life mobility & orientation challenge for people with visual impairment using Computer Vision.

 

The Problem

People with visual impairment face an enormous amount of challenges daily. One of the biggest challenges is in orientation & mobility – the ability to walk safely and accurately from point A to point B.

Public transportation, such as buses, is the main tool for individuals to navigate and get to where they want. In this challenge, together with RenewSenses, an Israeli company developing assistive technologies for people who are blind, we will assist people with visual impairment in their experience of catching a bus. 

Results from this challenge will be directly tested with people with visual impairment through pilots the company is conducting – enabling fast feedback and creating a highly meaningful challenge that will impact the daily-life independence of many.

 

The Project Results

Within two months, the team developed an automated Computer Vision pipeline for detecting buses, bus lines and empty seats. The team worked on innovative ethical data collection methods, data annotations with CVAT, Image Preprocessing, Model Implementation, Mobile Testing and further GPU deployment with Docker. More than 35 changemakers came together to improve the lives of people with visual impairment using Computer Vision.

 

 

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