Community Three Vietnam projects for disabled people to compete at regional hackathon By Do Lan Monday, Oct 14, 2019,12:27 (GMT+7) Three Vietnam projects for disabled people to compete at regional hackathonBy Do Lan Dr. Vo Thi Hoang Yen (R), who initiated D-Map, is seen at the launching ceremony of D-Map – PHOTO: COURTESY OF AUSTRALIAN ALUMNI IN VIETNAM HCMC – Three projects serving people with disabilities will represent Vietnam at the Asia Pacific round of the AI For Accessibility Hackathon slated for late November. The projects, including Smile, D-Map and Smart Eye, were winners of the national round held in HCMC last week. They were selected based on five criteria: specific beneficiaries and challenges, meeting specific demands, creativity, using artificial intelligence, and feasibility for large-scale implementation. Smile is a curriculum teaching sign language for hearing-impaired children through video clips and touch devices such as Leap Motion or Microsoft Kinect. Smile is developed by MTI Technology and has different difficulty levels. D-Map is an online map developed by the Disability Research and Capacity Development Center that helps people with disabilities find usable and accessible places such as parks, public toilets, offices, hospitals, and shopping malls. Smart Eye by SaigonThink integrates the functions of identifying objects,… Read full this story
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