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SMART CITY NAVIGATION TOOL FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

SMART CITY NAVIGATION TOOL FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Objective

EVA VISION Ltd have developed a voice controlled eyewear based on Augmented Reality (AR) for visually impaired people that recognises objects, texts, signs and verbally describes what it sees. It also works together with Smart City solutions to give a seamless and safe indoor-outdoor navigation experience since the biggest challenge blind people have to face is mobility.
We have ideated EVA as a global product, able to cope with the expectations and requirements of customers from the European and international markets. EVA is addressed with the European Accessibility Act (EAA), since afford innovative solutions to improve the mobility of citizens with disabilities in order to ensure their equal social participation. In addition, our product will contribute to support the deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), a milestone initiative of European Commission towards cooperative, connected and automated mobility.
EVA is a wireless, discreet, easy to use wearable technology that makes the invisible audible
The main objective of our EVA project is to commercialize our solution in the market of “Global Assistive Technologies for Visually Impairment”. Currently, there are an estimated 285 million people to be visually impaired worldwide. From these data 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision and about more than 20 million are living in the European Union alone. During the commercialisation of our EVA technology we expect to sell more than 9,000 units in five years with a Return of the Investment (ROI) around 5. Initially our target clients will be visually impairment that include legal blindness, people with low vision and sigh loss cause by aging (elderly people) and municipalities and public transports that will allow the use of their installations and infrastructure.
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Coordinator

EVA VISION KUTATAS FEJLESZTESI KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Address

Vitkovics Mihaly Utca 3-5. 2. Em. 3
1052 Budapest

Hungary

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 782820

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

H2020-EU.2.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 71 429

  • EU contribution

    € 50 000

Coordinated by:

EVA VISION KUTATAS FEJLESZTESI KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Hungary