In the News: Big focus on devices for the disabled at A*Star's Media Exploits technology conference
The Straits Times recently published an article highlighting the annual Media Exploits event in Singapore that happened on November 4. The annual event is organized by Exploit Technologies to showcase technologies and bring together entrepreneurs, investors and researchers. ADSC had two booths featuring its technology, including inSIGHT (as mentioned in the article) and 3D mobile sensing. ADSC also had four other companies showcasing their technologies, including Image Science (ADSC's Fashion Match), ESP Group (demonstrating technology from the ARISE research group), Basilo Labs (ADSC's Magic Touch) and CrowdRadar (ADSC's crowd density analysis and prediction research).
It looks just like a pair of sunglasses but it would actually help the blind avoid dangers. Called inSIGHT, the glasses will be a device that the blind or visually impaired can wear to help them detect obstacles hanging from above.
"Blind people use a walking stick to move about but this detects only obstacles on the floor," said computer vision engineer Vignesh Ramkrishnan, one of three researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) involved in the project ...