Introduction: Infigo - ( an Artificial Intelligence Powered Wearable Glove )
Infigo is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) powered wearable glove based on the principles of Assistive Technology (AT) which will enhance the productivity of the impaired society
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning cannot replace a human intellect but can possibly inflate the output by it's assistive interface.
As Elon musk asserted, "If humanity is to survive the advent of artificial intelligence, it needs to upgrade"
The traditional notion of Disability as a weakness, being disabled is passé. Our approach to the differently abled needs a fundamental change, while living in a country having the largest population of blind people. Of the 37 million people across the globe who are blind, over 15 million are from India. The touch screen technology and smart phones have largely been exclusionary towards the visually challenged in ensuring ease of use. There has further been an absence of newer technological innovations that caters specifically to their needs. My idea provides assistive, rehabilitative, and adaptive features to the visually impaired user. The design has components of wearable technology, embedded systems and e-textiles, ensuring that the user can very easily make phone calls, access other mobile services literally through their fingers while wearing the lightweight glove. It is conceived as a light weight Glove which has a conductive fabric in the finger regions that facilitates dialing of numbers so that the users can operate their phones and other devices through simple intuitive hand gestures. It acts a standalone cell phone embedded on a wearable glove with the keypad buttons embedded on the tips of one’s finger. The other existing technologies are generally complicated and bulky to use. The existing voice assistant technological solutions are often cumbersome to access in public places which are usually noisy.