Vhista is an iOS based mobile application designed to help the blind. With image recognition algorithms and assistive technology such as voiceover, the app serves as a tool for blind to identify objects such as cars, rooms, food, landscapes and much more.
After opening the app, users can point their phone camera towards whatever is in front of them. Using augmented reality, machine learning, and the LiDAR sensors on the camera, the app is able to identify objects and their proximity to the user which is then relayed using voiceover.
Vhista was an overnight success and he was approached by various Columbian, Russian and American media houses about the capabilities of the app. Sensing the opportunity that came with its popularity, David open-sourced the project giving people free access to his code to build something even bigger and better.