Blinx (3D sensing for the visually impaired)

Portfolio Categories: CBI 2014 - 2015.

Challenge: How can we provide a visually impaired person an improved way to experience the world and function satisfactorily in complex environments?

The world is built for people with sight and mostly the information of the environment is delivered visually. Learning your environment becomes very difficult if you cannot see properly. For the visually impaired, team Heisenberg created the ‘BLINX’. It’s an image processor worn on the wrist which gives a tactile stimulus through vibrations when the direction of the desired item is found. It is based on image processing technology and we vision it to scale up to finding objects from just giving reference points. We believe better information leads to better decisions and giving better life. Blinx is a step into that direction.