How Torchit uses AI to help the visually impaired; EV startup Tresmoto to redefine India’s fleet operations

Ahmedabad startup Torchit’s vision is to enable the lives of the 285 million visually impaired individuals across the world and the 70 million in India with assistive devices powered by ML and AI.

23rd Oct 2019
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In India, more than 90 percent of people with disabilities (PwDs) come from low-income households, with a majority of them having little to no access to the necessary assistive devices. With minimal chances of finding gainful employment, they are bound to stay acutely dependent on their families and are trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty.


Ahmedabad startup Torchit’s vision is to enable the lives of the 285 million visually impaired individuals across the world and the 70 million in India with assistive devices powered by ML and AI.


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