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CWSF 2016 - Montreal, Quebec

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Anmol Tukrel is a student at Holy Trinity School in Toronto. His project involves using Artificial Intelligence to help visually impaired individuals. He plans on presenting his findings to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and subsequently forming a non-profit organization to distribute this technology for free to any visually impaired individuals who wish to use it. If there was any advice he could give to other students doing a project, it would be that the only thing needed to create something innovative is curiosity.

Anmol Tukrel

iDentifi: Using Computer Vision to Help Visually Impaired Individuals
City:Markham, ON
School:Holy Trinity School
Abstract:An iOS application, called “iDentifi” uses computer vision to identify objects and text for visually impaired individuals. This functionality is available in 27 languages and processes images within seconds. Furthermore, this technology has significant applications in helping visually impaired individuals navigate through city streets as well as in advertising, surveillance, automating described video and services for immigrants.

Awards Value
University of Ottawa Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award
Sponsor: University of Ottawa, Faculty of Science
$10 000.00
Excellence Award - Senior
Silver Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship
Senior Silver Medallist - $2500 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Dalhousie University, Faculty of Science
$2 500.00
UBC Science (Vancouver) Entrance Award
Senior Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: The University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
$2 000.00
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Senior Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$2 000.00
Western University Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$2 000.00
Total$18 500.00