Artificial Intelligence Sight Loss Assistant

Using Computer Vision and AI to help people with Sight Loss Live More Independently

Sight loss affects over 2 million people in the UK and the aging population means that figure will rise in the coming years.

The AISLA project aims to develop an intelligent assistive technology for the blind using artificial intelligence, computer vision, spoken dialogue and other discreet communication devices such as haptic motors.

  • Close-Hand Navigation Using computer vision and various feedback modes to guide users to objects that are close at hand

  • Haptic Feedback Using vibrating motors to guide a user and communicate short messages

  • Visual Reasoning Using knowledge representation to reason about the objects in a scene

Publications from the project

The AISLA system uses voice, camera and gesture inputs and produces outputs to sound, speech and haptics.


Contact Dr. Kevin Swingler to get more information on the project