ThirdEye: Helping Blind People See Again

The idea for ThirdEye Glass was started in the world’s premier college hackathon PennApps X, where ThirdEye Glass garnered a respectable Top 10 finish.

After the event, we got amazing feedback on the potential of our application, and how it can revolutionize the way people see.

There’s definitely something we can do for the 7 million blind people today. We hope to be able to give them a chance to see again, through our image recognition software that recognizes anything that is in front of them. All they need to say is, “Glass recognize this.” Isn’t this AMAZING?
Moreover, current solutions for blind people cost more than $8000, while our product integrated into the Google Glass only costs $2000.

Professors, doctors and experts have reached out to us offering help and advice on how we could best move forward with our product. We hope to continue to be able to develop our software to be able to really help these blind people.

With a desire to gain mentorship and feedback, we have also joined the Wharton Venture Initiation Program, which incubates Penn startups. This has given us access to professors, research, funding and other resources.

Currently, we’re starting to finalize our partnerships with Philadelphia Ophthalmology hospitals, and we’re planning to have a randomized test to assess our impact.

This is just the start. As Google Glass becomes more affordable, we’ll be able to help even more people gain access to this technology.

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Posted on September 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Rajat is a 17 year old entrepreneur, doer, and creator who has written a book called "What High School Didn't Teach Me," created a social network for writers, and patented a product. He attends UPenn.
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