An App for the Visualy Impared
Our project consists in making an android application that would automatically capture pictures, name the object and also give their location. This app is intended to help visually impaired people so that they can know what is in front of them by just opening the app. Our UI is made in a way that the user doesn’t need to take the pictures. The app itself is going to take pictures and analyze them every couple of seconds by default.Download Apk
The app works by taking a picture every few seconds, encoding it to Base64, and then sending it to the server for processing. The server then decodes the image and saves it temporarily so that it can be enhanced to make the individual objects pop more, this is done by changing its color, contrast, sharpness… After that the server sends the image to the Google Cloud Vision API, and with the response it generates a string and sends it back to the app so that it can be read out loud to the user.Check out the GitHub
The colors and shape of the logo make the app more recognizable for the visually impaired.
The red in the logo is meant to portray confidence to the user.
The distinct shape of the “eyebrow” represents the 180º that it can see.
The minimalistic design of the app is intended so that the user can easily navigate it without distractions.
The app just starts analysing frames on its own after statup. Making it simpler for visualy impaired users.
The camera feed is shown so that the user can get an idea of the images that they are sending us.