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Richmond Hill Student Uses App to Give Visually-Impaired New Look at World

A teen is hoping to change the lives of visually impaired people around the world with a new app that can identify virtually any object with the quick tap of an iPhone or iPad.Anmol Tukrel, a 17-year-old grade 12 student at Holy Trinity School in Richmond Hill, has always been fascinated with technology, particularly artificial intelligence.

A teen is hoping to change the lives of visually impaired people around the world with a new app that can identify virtually any object with the quick tap of an iPhone or iPad.Anmol Tukrel, a 17-year-old grade 12 student at Holy Trinity School in Richmond Hill, has always been fascinated with technology, particularly artificial intelligence.

By the time he was in grade 7, he was already teaching himself how to code.Growing up, Tukrel often travelled to Pune, India to visit his aunt who worked at the K. K. Eye Institute, a hospital dedicated to providing eye care for people who can’t afford it. That experience, combined with an internship at a startup that uses computer vision to make products for advertising firms, led him to the perfect idea for a Canada-Wide Science Fair project.

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