Glasses with a device read text, screens, or any other surface instantly, communicating what is in front of them to the person.
On Friday (22), at Colegio Rocha Pombo, the Department of Science, Technology and Innovation presented the Vision project, which uses artificial intelligence to promote inclusion and ensure the quality of life for people with visual impairments.
The project demonstrates the importance of technology for health, granting autonomy to people with visual impairments. A project aimed at improving the quality and comfort of people’s lives”, explains the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Giles Balbinotti.
The project involves glasses with a device that instantly reads text, screens, or any other surface, and communicates with the person in front of it. It also recognizes faces and helps with shopping, among other options. The device is equipped with Israeli technology.
Project Coordinator and Head of Science, Technology and Innovation Development, Carlos Bontem, along with Director Katia Bertol, explained that the next step is to conduct a survey on the demand for people with visual impairments across the city, in order to be able to do so. Device acquisition. However, they stressed the importance of technology to help educate people with visual impairments.
Currently, the municipal education network includes two completely blind and five visually impaired students.
“Our commitment to the administration is to look for alternatives that improve the life of the white duck, and to give it conditions. This device will help a lot, especially in the education of our children”, assures the mayor of Bato Branco, Robson Canto.
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