Innovative Glasses Uses AI To Describe Surroundings To Blind and Visually-impaired People in Real Time

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Daily life may be made much more bearable for those who are blind, thanks to the advancements made possible in modern society for those who are affected by the condition. People worldwide are becoming more independent as a result of the rapid advancement of technology.

This is true no matter where you are. Envision, an “AI-powered smart glasses” firm in the Netherlands, has developed the technology. With these glasses, blind persons may “see” their surroundings by converting their visual impressions into audible speech.

2017 was a big year for Karthik Kannan and Karthik Mahadevan as they launched Envision. Funding from investors totaled €1.5 million in May 2021 for the Netherlands-based company. With this additional capital, the company wants to grow its workforce, create new products, and sell them throughout the globe.

If you’re wearing Envision Glasses, you’ll have access to an 8-megapixel camera that can capture images of things like text or people and then translate them into more than 60 languages. You point it at anything, and it’ll read it back to you, so you don’t have to worry about writing anything down.

In addition, it can tell the difference between people and objects. As a result of these technologies, it is simpler for individuals to get the aid they need from their loved ones and even their possessions.

It is possible to use these goggles to capture noises and objects in the user’s immediate surroundings and then play back the recorded descriptions. The glasses are powered by an artificial intelligence system (AI).

The glasses use facial recognition technology to recognize the wearer’s surroundings, read text from a book, and find other individuals they recognize in their immediate vicinity.

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