Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Tech4Freedom 2.0 (Assistive Devices for the Visually Impaired and other Disabilities)
Reporting period: 2016-07-01 to 2017-04-30
Our conviction is that to achieve so, it is only necessary that each person gets the necessary tools to meet his specific needs.
We create cutting edge devices aimed to provide more autonomy to people with medical pathologies, and functional or sensorial diversity.
The Box 2.0.
-A customizable personal device with sensors, created as a hardware open source platform, providing the main daily life solutions to the users, that can be controlled by its sole button.
-The device analyses the surroundings of the user and monitors his/her health parameters, providing the information he/she needs depending on his activity.
Eg. If I'm blind the device will tell me where is my son, or the colour of my shirt, or if this is the bottle of milk or juice.
If I have cardiovascular issues, the device will inform me (or to my care giver) my heart rate, blood oximetry or blood pressure.
-Our open source hardware platform with sensors, allows third companies to integrate their certifiable medical software.
To users (Or their care givers): A customizable device covering their main daily life needs with an affordable price and easy to use philosophy.
To Third companies: A hardware where to integrate their mobile applications.
We detail below the main dissemination activities done so far during the project execution:
Braille Tech, Brussels
Smart City World Congress, Nov 2016
CENTAC Congress, Nov 2016
Jornadas de usuarios UTLAI, Dic 2016
iTech reportage, TV channel that promotes technology in the middle east. This reportage became viral.
There is no other device that allows easy customization to meet the needs of each user regardless his uniqueness, and also allowing third companies to integrate their software even for each unique singularity worldwide.
The mentioned change on paradigms, will take place among the following collectives:
-Collectives with a disability (about ONE BILLION people)
-Collectives with multiple disabilities. (About 250 MILION people)
-Collectives with a disability and medical pathologies: (About 350 MILLION people)
-People with one or more medical pathologies.