Yoguide – Helping The Blind Do Yoga At Home
In his presentation, UX designer Siddharth Ahuja walks us through his award-winning project „Yoguide“, developed as part of his final project at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.
About the project: Yoguide – Helping The Blind Do Yoga At Home
Winnner of the "UX Design Award | New Talent" 2020
According to research, blind people tend to be more obese compared to sighted people, as it is difficult for them to leave their homes to exercise. The Yoguide app aims at helping the visually impaired to do yoga on their own at home. It acts as a personal trainer, keeping an eye on people, providing specific instructions and correcting errors. It uses a phone camera with computer vision to detect the body's joints and orientation, compares it to correct orientations and guides people accordingly.
The UXDA-jury commended the concept for its innovative approach to assistive tech and its high market relevance, as it could potentially also be interesting for a broader target group.
About the Format:
Talent Track: Award Winners presents outstanding projects from the New Talent award category. The format, live interactive presentations followed by a Q&A session, offers a behind-the-scenes look at award-winning projects and shines a spotlight on some of the most promising “young guns” in experience design.
Presented by Patricia Reiners
UX designer, co-founder, Prophecy
Siddharth is a UX designer currently starting a design agency named Prophecy. Previously, he worked at a finch startup called smallcase, then studied at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, where he made Yoguide as part of his final project.