According to research, visually impaired people are generally more likely to be less fit and more obese than sighted people. Barriers to fitness include the tiring experience of having to use public transport or arrange for transport to go to fitness centers in the city. Additionally, exercising at home by themselves is not a possibility as, with a lack of visual confirmation, they are unable to know if they are doing their exercises correctly or not — nor do they receive this guidance from fitness centers.

Yoguide is a product that helps the visually impaired to practice yoga at home, by themselves. tilising the phone’s camera with computer vision to detect the body’s joints and orientation, Yoguide acts as a personal trainer and keeps an eye on you, providing specific instructions and correcting you when your placement is incorrect — allowing visually impaired people an opportunity for independence in their physical fitness practice.

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