Theia Vision is a start-up that aims to help people living with visual impairments navigate the world. It is a phone app that uses a neural network to process a video feed from a wi-fi enabled camera and convert it into audio feedback.
Total loss of vision in both eyes is considered to be 100% visual impairment and 85% impairment of the whole person.
By using TensorFlow, a framework for designing deep neural networks to identify objects.
The biggest challenge with this project was to translate raw data from the neural network into a user-friendly format. Based on user feed-back, 5 modes were chosen: Navigation, Object Detection, Currency Identification, Color Identification, and Text to Speech.
The body is made of machined aluminum with copper rings to hold the lens in place.