Accessing visual information in a mobile context is a major challenge for the blind as they face numerous difficulties with existing state-of-the-art technologies including problems with accuracy, mobility, efficiency, cost, and more importantly social exclusion. The Project AiSee aims to create an assistive device that sustainably change how the visually impaired community can independently access information on the go. It is a discreet and reliable bone conduction headphone with an integrated small camera, that uses Artificial Intelligence, to extract and describe surrounding information when needed. The user simply needs to point and listen.


  • Boldu, R., Matthies, D.J., Zhang, H. and Nanayakkara, S., 2020. AiSee: An Assistive Wearable Device to Support Visually Impaired Grocery Shoppers. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, 4(4), pp.1-25. [DOI], [PDF]