Project SoundVision

ScaleFocus AD is a European IT solutions delivery center with 650 employees and more than 150 customers spread in 23 countries across the world. Established in 2012, the company aims at enabling its global customer base through technology excellence, R&D and innovation. It focuses on advanced engineering services and bespoke consultancy in the domains of Digital, Data, and Cloud. The tailor-made solutions are a result of the constant strive for technical excellence and the experience gained from the successful delivery of projects in partnership with Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, SAP, IBM, Alibaba Cloud, and more.

The main objective of the SoundVision Project is to develop an innovative technology that will provide everyday assistance to visually impaired and blind people. Based on this new technology two types of hand-held devices will be developed. The devices will be fully functional when working offline and are going to incorporate an array of sensors, indoor and outdoor navigation, “ease-of-use” interface, etc.

The project will be implemented in cooperation with two Norwegian and Bulgarian partners. NRS is a research organization that will contribute to the development of the Mobile application and its specifications.

Synergia Foundation is an NGO that is working with visually impaired people and is going to ensure close contact between the developers, researchers and end – users.

The role of the other Norwegian partner – Adaptor AS is mainly related to the dissemination of information about the devices and end – users’ needs verification in a real environment. 

Main outputs of the project are:

– An innovative technology/ solution developed;

– Two new jobs created.