My name is Breean. As I lost my vision I felt vulnerable, and afraid to go outside. The world became dangerous; I fell, got lost, strangers and cars were terrifying. The day I met my collaborator, I had a black eye from walking into a tree branch. My collaborator, Jagadish is a perception engineer, who develops vision systems for robots. I told him about my struggles as a blind woman, and he told me about his desire to use artificial intelligence to help people. Combine our knowledge, we developed a device to help people who are blind navigate the world.
Blindness has left me with less awareness of my surroundings. I use my hearing and touch to find my way, but I need more information about the people, cars, animals, buildings and pathways around me. MIRA captures information through cameras and stereo vision, processes the data with artificial intelligence, and provides continuous audio description of the world.
Please Join Us, and Donate Now!
Your donation will be used to:
- Expand our team
- Procure electronic components, and
- Beta test our prototype.
With your donation, and our volunteer community, our goal is to perfect the hardware, software and wearable components of our device. Once tested, we will release our open source software to the public for free! Together we can create a guidance system that will forever improve the lives of people who are blind.
Visit our website and follow our journey! Become a part of an exciting future where technology gives freedom of mobility to the visually impaired!
DonationsSee top donations
- Satya Mallick
- Katsuya Hyodo
- Brandon Gilles
- KeyBank Follows Your Lead
- Angel Arias
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more