Tech4Freedom – The Box

The Box

Small device fitted with sensors obtaining and analysing information from the surroundings and transmitting it to the user through his own smartphone.

Contains a large part of the sensors of the kit, and is the brain of the entire system. Coordinates all sensors, both internal and external to the Box. 

All the Box functionalities are managed from the user’s Smartphone, in a user friendly way.

Simple activities like choosing your morning cereals, picking a shirt or doing housework may be part of a daily routine for many but they are often out of reach for the 285 million people worldwide who are deemed to be visually impaired. Tech4Freedom helps them extend their independence and accessibility with a small black box fitted with sensors.

The box detects marked objects, obstacles, labels and colours, making it possible for the users to orient themselves, distinguish between the contents of different jars and be alerted when something in their environment changes. The box comes detects when selected persons, objects or places approach or leave the user’s surroundings and creates “safe areas” where the user knows his/her relative position.

 

The box connects to the user’s smartphone and is totally customizable to fit everyone’s needs. And it even holds an emergency charger so they are never cut off from the information stream. It also gives valuable information on the user’s environs detects light intensity, temperature and humidity.  It transmits information using sound effects, voice notifications or alarms to the user either directly, or through a smartphone. Tech4Freedom can connect with other devices like audio-guides at museums or computers and can delimit safe play zones for children in the open air.

Box functionalities

Colour Recognition
Colour Recognition
RFID
NFC: Labeling and objects recognition
Proximity sensor
Low distance proximity sensor
Environmental information
Environmental information: humidity, temperature and ambient light
Orientación: Brüjula
Orientation: Compass
Light source and light intensity detector
Light source and light intensity detector
Thermometer
Thermometer: body and objects temperature
Emergency charger for the user’s smartphone
Emergency charger for the user’s smartphone

Beacon Functionalities

Approaching alarm to a place, person, or object selected Approaching alarm to a place, person, or object selected
Estrangement alarm from a person, object or place selected. Estrangement alarm from a person, object or place selected.
Easy creation of safe play areas, where the user will know, when necessary, his relative position Easy creation of safe play areas, where the user will know, when necessary, his relative position.

 

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2017-07-13T18:45:30-05:00