Feel the World.
As of 2019, there are more than 285 M+ people from around the world suffering from any one type of visual impairment according to WHO. And 30 M+ people from around the world suffer from near or complete blindness. There is a steady lack of technology in the market focused at helping this group of people.
ioptyc is an assistive technology which utilizes a combination of visual recognition technology and distance judgement systems to help the visually impaired navigate and understand the world around them.
The project which has two parts, the smartphone app and a special glove, was one of the winning projects in the Ma’an Social Incubator programme of Abu Dhabi on 11th September 2019, that aims to support people of determination.