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Envision (company)

Envision (company)

A software company that uses artificial intelligence to create a platform that aids visually impaired people in navigating their way through situations that require the use of vision. It is located in Delft, Netherlands and was founded in 2017.

Envision is a Delft-based artificial intelligence company that has developed a platform with assistive technology that uses audio to describe the visual world to vision impaired individuals.Its stated goal is to allow visually impaired people live more independently in a visual-centric world.It can be downloaded on iOs or Android devices.

Product

There are two primary tools on the platform. The first is a text-recognizing tool that can read any kind of text in over 60 languages.The application can read aloud short texts from objects such as street signs and price labels. It can also read hand-written text and longer texts. For this tool there is audio guidance giving indication to the user as to where they need to position the camera in order for the tool to work efficiently.

The second tool is a general recognition feature. It can audibly describe scenes that are occurring in front of the user or images on the mobile device. It can also detect over 900 colors, which can be utilized when shopping for clothing amongst other goods. This feature can also scan barcodes and be taught to recognize faces of familiar individuals and objects.

Timeline

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Karthik Kannan

Co-founder

Karthik Mahadevan

Co-founder and Designer

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Envision AI and Seeing AI: Two Multi-Purpose Recognition Apps - AccessWorld® - September 2018

Janet Ingber

Web

Envision AI helps visually impaired people better see and read the world

Rita El Khoury

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Envision AI for iOS and Android

November 9, 2018

Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
World Financial Group
June 21, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- World Financial Group (WFG) is pleased to announce its upcoming convention, E3: Entrust, Envision, Engage from July 15-17, 2021. The...
MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer
June 10, 2021
ABC News
Venus is hotter than ever, with a third new robotic explorer on the horizon
By MARCIA DUNN
June 10, 2021
AP NEWS
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Venus is hotter than ever, with a third new robotic explorer on the horizon. A week after NASA announced two new missions to our closest neighbor, the European Space Agency said Thursday it will launch a Venus-orbiting spacecraft in the early 2030s.
By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer
June 10, 2021
Chron
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Venus is hotter than ever, with a third new robotic...
Science X staff
June 10, 2021
phys.org
On June 10, 2021, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced the selection of EnVision as its newest medium-class science mission. EnVision will make detailed observations of Venus to understand its history and especially understand the connections between the atmosphere and geologic processes. As a key partner in the mission, NASA provides the synthetic aperture radar, called VenSAR, to make high-resolution measurements of the planet's surface features.
Leah Crane
June 10, 2021
New Scientist
NASA's two planned missions to Venus are getting a companion - the European Space Agency announced plans to send the EnVision orbiter to Venus around 2031
Jonathan Amos - BBC Science Correspondent
June 10, 2021
news.yahoo.com
A week after the Americans picked two missions to go to Venus, Europe selects its own project.
Savvas Learning Company
December 3, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Savvas Learning Company, a next-generation learning solutions leader for K-12 education, is proud to announce that its enVision® Mathematics...
April 8, 2019
WebWire
The ENVISION initiative is going beyond the solar panels found on roofs in an attempt to harvest energy from all building surfaces (both transparent and opaque), without having to compromise on aesthetics. A solution for absorbing near-infrared light (NIR) via special panels already exists, but these panels are only available in one color - black. So AkzoNobel's coatings experts got to work and are developing technology which can capture heat using lighter and brighter colors. Dutch compa...

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