A set of innovations that can relay visual information to the visually impaired
During her research, Ankita Gulati observed that special schools lacked adequate teaching aids for children with visual impairment. Steeply priced study aids were usually bought in low numbers and not every child was able to use it. So, she teamed up with Prof. Balakrishnan and ten other researchers from IIT Delhi and the team created TouchVision. Comprising of a portable stand, a tactile book and a mobile app, the system uses finger recognition methodology, along with simultaneous audio, to inform an individual about the image that they are looking at. The team has also received further support from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and is working in cooperation with the National Council of Educational Research and Training.