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Community highlight: Dal Engineering students developing AI glasses to enhance accessibility for the visually impaired

Posted by Dal Innovates on April 28, 2023 in Community Highlights

Now in their second year of the Bachelor of Engineering program at Dalhousie University, friends Rudransh Goyal and Vinayak Maheshwari have always played with the idea of using their education to create innovative solutions in resolving everyday problems.

After Goyal’s time working at the CNIB Foundation last year, the two explored the idea of developing artificial intelligence (AI) enabled glasses for the visually impaired. Through their participation in Emera ideaHUB’s DESIGN workshop, Dal Innovates’ Collide Camp and the Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation’s World’s Challenge Challenge, the two have used these initiatives to refine their idea from both a research and development, and entrepreneurial standpoint.

In recently coining their technology VisAble, Goyal and Maheshwari are seeking to grow the business by partnering with major visual impairment organizations and bringing their product to market.

Dal Innovates had the chance to speak with the founders to learn more about their journey to entrepreneurship and what the future holds.