We have been exploring a number of assistive technologies for the visually impaired. In particular I am interested in using our mapping and localization research to develop reliable applications in particular: point-to-point verbal directions and motion aware text detection and recognition. More information about the general aims of the project can be found here. This research has been kindly funded by the Andrea Bocelli Foundation.
In the picture you can see David Hayden (l) and Seth Teller (r) demonstrating our research to Andrea Bocelli in Italy in July 2012.