High School Students Built This iPhone App for the Visually Impaired

High School Students Built This iPhone App for the Visually Impaired

Members of a high school machine-learning club have developed an inexpensive smartphone application for those with low or impaired vision.
Eugene Choi, Raffu Khondaker, Irfan Nafi, and Pranav Ravella are seniors at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, in Alexandria, Va.
“We noticed that the computer-vision field has gotten to a point where it could detect objects with really good accuracy and describe a scene just like a human would,” Choi says. “The immediate application we thought…

Car Crash Prevention System Wins Student $10,000 IEEE Scholarship

Car Crash Prevention System Wins Student $10,000 IEEE Scholarship

Underride car crashes are among the most deadly accidents in Turkey, according to a report by the country’s General Directorate of Highways. The accidents occur when a car collides with the rear or side of a large truck and gets stuck underneath it.
After learning about how fatal the crashes can be from recent news reports, Kerem Bayhan was inspired to develop a technology to help reduce them. Bayhan, who lives in İzmit, Turkey, is set to study medicine this…