LUCA NARDELLI, ALESSANDRO CALDINI, MARTINA CAVALIERI, SARA FERRARO, SIMONE VUOTTO, GIULIA PORRO, ARIANNA KRASLAVSKI
Horus makes a wearable device consisting of one part (similar to sports headphones) containing sensors, which is connected to a second pocketsize unit housing a computer and a battery. During use, the person can request information using voice commands or an audio menu operated via buttons and listen to the information provided via bone conduction, ensuring personal and confidential interaction. This means the user can get important information that would otherwise be difficult to obtain. The device can: identify and read text, memorize and recognize faces, describe unknown people, memorize and recognize objects, and offer descriptions of surroundings, identifying road signs and obstacles. Combining these various features, the tool simplifies some of the actions that a blind or visually-impaired person performs on a daily basis. The product was designed primarily to be used in particularly problematic situations: at home, on the street, at a supermarket or restaurant, and also in education from an early age. All image analysis take place locally, meaning it is highly reliable even where it is not possible to use an Internet connection. The product's strong points include: its compactness, ease of transport, and the possibility of teaching the device new information.
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