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WHO statistics states that there are over 285+ million people who can not speak, hear and see. We are building an app "Thisable" which will enable these kind of people to become safely independent in day to day tasks by using technology. For this hackathon, we will be solving the problem of safe and independent navigation for disabled people.
Thisable app is an assistant app that help disabled persons to travel safely and independently. As per WHO, there are 15+ million impaired people and with this concept we are trying to give a practical solution to empower these. Speech API is a common way to solve such cases but the real challenge comes when a person can neither speak, see and hear. And we have even solved this using our special
Speak Mode Speak mode in which any user can interact with the app directly by speaking and telling it which location to search. It will give the result in the same mode by speaking up the distance between the two locations and the time it will take you to reach the final destination. The app will start giving directions when the user asks it to navigate. While navigating, the app will caution the user about any possible crime location nearby based on the previous crime history of the location.Currenty we are integrating with UK crime data apis. The mode is very useful for normal people to go handsfree while travelling to unknown locations with the use of Google Maps apis. Also those who can not see, can use this mode to become independent.
Feel Mode This is a special mode built for those people who can not speak, hear and see. This mode uses proprietry implementation of morse code which is very easy for people with the knowledge of Braille language. These users can communicate with the app with a combination of long and short taps to ask for directions to a location and the app communicates the message via morse code transmitted via your phone's vibration. This is a breakthrough technology revolution which works without requiring any special hardware.
With the use of this simple app, we aim at making everyone do a safe journey and for people with special needs, the aim is to empower them so that they can become independent in every way.
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1. webkitSpeechRecognition api 2. SpeechSynthesisUtterance api 3. https://data.police.uk/docs/method/crime-street/
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Good job, my only comment is that it only works on Chrome and many people use other browsers. Please vote on my project too: http://www.angularattack.com/entries/312-prozillaz
I really like the utility. Nice design. Great use of the technology! I'd like to see more👍
This seems like a really cool start to something. I am not sure how you deal with the safety of someone with these disabilities actually getting around using the directions provided, but I can see this as the start of some interesting technology paired with future innovations.
It's especially cool to see something like this built on angular and in the context of a 48 hour hackathon. I'm impressed.
I can imagine the hackathon i did in last year angular attack, its almost similar one. Good work team,
Nice idea..and also good interface..
Nicely done! I like the name, the idea, and the design. I appreciate how inclusive this application is. I can see the use cases and how efficient the app can be. Keep up the good work!
Nice work :). One issue I saw was while panning map to the left, it closed the menu and the map. Apart from that, nice idea and good execution :)
I found this application is really innovative and can have big impact in the lives of specially abled people.
I liked the UI as well, as it just have optimum buttons/icons to start and use the app, no other complications.
I think it will be difficult for the visually impaired to use this, as there are numerous buttons/icons on the phone, which can be touched accidentally, and the person might lose his/her screen.
Still it will be of much help for others.
Great show. All the best :)
Good job guys.
You did the application in 48hours alone, I know it's so hard.
I would like invite you to play my game, and give me some feedback in my entry: http://www.angularattack.com/entries/6-somodev
Very useful utility app specially for disabled people, feel mode is really amazing innovation. Great design neat and crisp.