Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Mirza Muhammad Ali BaigSEECSUndergraduateFourth14bscsmbaig@seecs.edu.pk
1Muhammad Abdullah WajahatSEECSUndergraduateFourth14bscsmwajahat@seecs.edu.pk
1Mian Ihtisham ShahSEECSUndergraduateFourth14bscsmshah@seecs.edu.pk

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: Smart Guide
Slogan: Providing accurate scene descrit=ptions
Supervisor Name: Dr Omar Arif
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Supervisor Department: Department of Computing
Contact number: 9085-2167
Email ID: omar.arif@seecs.edu.pk
Abstract:
    The project is aimed to assist the visually impaired and improve their quality of life. It will capture images and caption them by highlighting the important objects in the image and describing them.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    People who are visually impaired deserve a better quality of life and being able to get detailed descriptions of what's around them at will would help do that. It'll allow them to infer their environment better by using the contextual descriptions of 'scenes' going on around them
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Primarily targeted to the visually impaired. As it is a quality of life improvement focussed on them. It will also indirectly help the families of the users and those close to them
How will the solution works
    Our basic plan is to implement existing image captioning methods, add features such as voice feedback and output and possibly improving existing models for more curated and accurate descriptions. The initial target platform would be mobile devices as they are easily accessible for most people and it'll act as the perfect cheap proving ground for testing the app. In the future, however, we hope to develop a fully functional compact hardware solution as it is more viable
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Most of the hardware trying to implement this are research projects which are not being commercially produced. And those that are available commercially are priced rather high ($200-$300). Our product would be more focused, aimed towards giving useful features at a reasonable price point
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-30 (2355)