An app that could be used as a simple daily solution for problems faced by people with sight loss. From making interactions easier to helping people see what’s in front of them, even assisting them in making their way from A to B; we wanted to create a platform that would be easy to use and cater for all the daily needs of those living with impairments or disabilities.
The Future of the Project?
In the future, we’d like to implement the ability for SIMI to read out words from an article or book. In order to make getting around easier, we’d want to implement accessibility details for various locations so that users can plan their trip without having to worry about accessibility when they get to their destination.
Last but not least, introducing the Lost & Found feature. Looking for something you’ve lost is already hard enough with full-vision. Imagine what it’s like for someone with a visual impairment! Giving SIMI the ability to search for an object in a room by asking “SIMI find the remote control” and scanning the room with your camera would make this task far easier and less daunting.
How LUSH used object recognition to reduce plastic waste in Milan
The sheer impact this technology can have has never been more apparent than in LUSH’s Naked store in Milan, the world’s first plastic-free cosmetics store, which used an app we developed off the back of the SIMI project which harnesses the same object recognition technology.
The app replaced the need for packaging in the store as customers used mobile devices to scan products and get all the information they needed, including descriptions, ingredients, origins, health benefits and more. A huge impact that truly shows how the technology can be used for good, have a challenge in mind? Object recognition could be answer.