EMPOWER 2019, IIT New Delhi
India’s premier conference on assistive technology was held at IIT Delhi Soaped campus between the 14th and the 17th of October. It is organized to bring together all stakeholders in the assistive technology sector. Vision-Aid hosted a session on the 16th of October to present an innovative application of AI-based technology for the blind, developed by young Boston innovator Sid Anantha. Earlier in the year, Sid had traveled to different Vision-Aid centers to field test his device. At the conference, Vision-Aid team member, Justin who is himself blind, explained the concept of spatial awareness and how this device is addressing the issue with AI and echolocation. audience received it enthusiastically.
Thanks to Sid Anantha and to Vision-Aid India team members for their support.