The Next-Gen Visual Aid, implementing state of the art technologies.

Innovative Features

Facial Recognition

Recognizes faces of people you interact with everyday.

Text Reader

Scan text from anywhere and have it read to you.

Search Mode

Actively search for objects in your vicinity and know how far they are.


Results are produced within seconds through our onboard processing.

Real-Time Stereo Processing

Our device can process a stereo live stream in real-time allowing us to actively locate objects in 3d space. We do this by creating a depth map, which can retrieve the distances to objects in the picture, which is key to our search mode.

On Board Processing

Processing is done locally on the device instead of through cloud services to get faster and more reliable coverage anywhere you go.

Long Battery Life

Our low power and highly efficient ARM processor can run for extended periods of time under high load.

GPS Tracking

Using an on-board GPS, the Atheia tracks which locations the user frequents the most often, using this information to say where specific objects were last seen.

Built-In Audio

All audio output and descriptions are announced by the the crisp speaker embedded in the device, allowing for a clear and immersive audio experience.

Easy Configure

The device requires little to no initial setup, however adding faces to your device will require some manual input through the app.

Voice Assistant

All commands can be issued via voice commands, simplifying the operation of the device and allowing for a hands-free operation to maximize the ease of use.

State of the Art Computer Vision

We use a combination of state of the art computer vision models, optimized to run on our device. Through our custom algorithms, we are able to increase the accuracy of the classifications by deploying machine learning techniques.



Returns a list of detected objects and their frequency, sorted by closest to farthest:
1 person, 1 stop sign, 2 cars


Retrieves all the text and states which objects the text is on:
The sign says stop 4-way

Facial Recognition

Recognizes specific people that the user can set up. Returns people and their relative position to you:
Michael is in the center


Vibrates device in the direction of an object or describes the location (Search for 'sign'):
The stop sign is in front of you.

Last Seen

Gives the time, location, and surrounding items of the specified object (Find 'watch'):
Watch last seen next to 1 chair, 1 table, 1 mirror, and 2 bottles at 12:34 PM on June 24 at Home.

Smart Question

Answers specific questions about the environment (What is the person wearing?):
The person is wearing a jacket

Compact and Efficient Electronics

Through much user testing and feedback we have come up with a sleek and compact design to house all of our electronic components. By allowing fast charging the device can handle hours of use time after just minutes of charge.

Our Timeline



Small Scale Testing


Feedback and Review


Funding Round


Large Scale Testing


Mass Production


Mobile App for Atheia

The Atheia app has the same high-accuracy models and features as the physical device, just optimized for the iPhone framework. Utilizing Apple's revolutionary technology in depth measurements and Augmented Reality, the Atheia app simplistically conveys a user's environment for more informed user decisions.



Meet The Team

We are a group of high school students hoping to contribute to an important cause.

Eugene Choi


Pranav Ravella


Raffu Khondaker


Irfan Nafi