Published on February 17, 2014 um 11:52
Summary of your idea
Smart phones are little computers, with grate processing power. These phones are relatively cheap and available everywhere. Facilitating these smart phones with apps dedicated to blind people will reduce their suffering, increase their capabilities, and ease their everyday life activities. Blindoo is a Mobile Phone App that communicates with a streaming camera installed on eyeglasses, and an earphone. This mobile application captures images through the camera and recognizes the text with a text-recognition algorithm. Whenever a text is recognized, the system will read the text directly. This allows a blind person to recognize and listen to any text e.g. an open Book in front of him. The system feeds any recognized text into a text-to-speech system that reads these to the blind. Blindoo converts Mobile Phones into a blind special device that improves the blind people abilities of reading English textbook in their own regular daily activities and provides them with self-reliance. It gives them the opportunity to benefit from the technology that is already available for everybody else.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Blindness is a problem faced by many people. Based on the 2010 statistics that is documented on the givesight.org website, worldwide, there is 314 million people suffer from various vision problems; 45 million are blind. 87% of these blind people live in developing countries. Usually, blind people utilize their other senses such hearing and touching in learning about their environment. For example, they try to recognize various people voices in order to know who is talking, and they use their hands and sticks in order to navigate and walk around their place.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Simply, we are aiming at utilizing existing technology in helping blind people. In particular, using any Windows Phone, a micro camera that is installed on dark eyeglasses that are usually wore by blind people, and an earphone; these three components are already available on the market. Our project makes use of these three components when they are connected through a special Windows Phone App named Blindoo. Also, the business model in the following picture worths more than 1000 word: http://www.dropmocks.com/mDAGyb
- Google Student Ambassador In Jordan, Middle East & North Africa at Google. - Co-Founder, Keynote Speaker, and Consultant in Google Team at Jordan University of Science and Technology. Officially From Google Office in Egypt. - Co-Founder at Bogjeh Company, For Selling Online Products. - Vice-President in Jordan University of Science and Technology -Entrepreneurship and Advanced Technology Club. -- - Honored as Google Student Ambassador In Jordan, Middle East & North Africa at Google. (4 Students out of 70 candidates). - Honored as a Vice-President in Jordan University of Science and Technology -Entrepreneurship and Advanced Technology Club. - Won the first place, AppCircus Global Competetion (With my partner Odai Nazzal) and got the chance to represent Jordan In Spain. - Our Project "Blindoo" with my partner (Odai Nazzal) won as to top 20 application in the whole world for 2014 (www.mobilepremierawards.com). - Reached the Semi-final Round in the Imagine Cup Competition by Microsoft. (February 2012) - Project "Blindoo". - Reached the Semi-Final Round in The Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition (QRNEC) - Project "Blindoo". - First placce in Jordan Intel® Business Challenge Middle East and North Africa 2013 - Project Blindoo with my partner "Odai Nazzal". - Co-Founder, Keynote Speaker, and Consultant in Google Team at Jordan University of Science and Technology. Officially From Google Office in Egypt. (Jan 2012 - Current) - Member at Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). (Sep 2011 - Current) - Volunteer at King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD J.U.S.T). (Sep 2011 - Current) - Jordan Open Source Association member. (July 2011 - Current) - C# Developer at Microsoft .NET Club - Jordan University of Science and Technology. (Aug 2009 - Current) - Mozilla Student Reps.
Stage of Idea
start-up stage , idea offered for implementation by others
Your idea has a positive impact on
environment, education, health, youth