Timeline

The Founders

Four high school students, Devin Mui, Jaiveer Singh, Christy Koh, and Michael Zhu, formed a team to solve a problem to compete in the Dublin High School Entrepreneur Project.

May 11, 2018

The Idea

The inception of the idea for blindsight was from a friend's dad who was blinded by glaucoma. He had to purchase a ten thousand dollar device to see again. We wanted to make accessibility accessible to everyone.

May 18, 2018

Dublin High School Entrepreneur Project

Here, the idea was put to the test. The team presented plans and ideas for the project. Judged by industry engineers and business people, blindsight was unanimously chosen as the first place winner.

May 23, 2018

Recruitment

Unfortunately, due to summer scheduling issues, Christy Koh and Michael Zhu left the team. And the team began development for the China-US Young Maker Competition which meant only one thing: recruitment. blindsight found Jesse Liang, an iOS developer, Aaron Huang, an Android developer, Krishna, a high school junior, Jaimie Jin, a CAD specialist, and Derrick Ng, a hardware specialist.

May 25, 2018

MK2

The team submits the second version of blindsight. blindsight now offers wireless charging, wide angle camera, facial recognition, and faster recognition speeds. MK2 was submitted for the China-US Young Maker Competition.

June 23, 2018

Semifinalists

A little more than a week later, Devin Mui gets an email about winning the Grand Prize for the China-US Regional Qualifier. blindsight becomes one of the ten teams to represent the US in China. With that news, the team recruits rising high school seniors, Sean Tseng and Megan Leng.

July 3, 2018

MK2.1

The TechCrunch Disrupt SF Virtual Hackathon started a few months ago and the team was working on improvements on blindsight for the China-US Young Maker Competition in China. The team adds in a barcode scanner, Visa payments, taxi calls, and housing improvements.

August 2, 2018

Make: Magazine

Make: Magazine published and featured an article about blindsight and the team.

August 7, 2018

Out to China

The team flew out the Beijing, China as semi-finalists for the 2018 China-US Young Maker Competition.

August 13, 2018

VISA

The team receives an email from VISA stating that blindsight has won their 1st place prize at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon!

August 15, 2018

Here Mobility

Later that day, the team receives an email from Here Mobility awarding blindsight with their prize for their work at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon!

August 15, 2018

TechCrunch Semi-Finalists

And boom! The last email of the day arrived. The team stared at the email with bewildered eyes. TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon Semi-Finalists.

August 15, 2018

China-US Results

Unfortunately, due to terrible WiFi, the team was unable to demo blindsight and was not chosen for the second round of judging. The team is now preparing for TechCrunch Disrupt by switching image sending through Bluetooth to avoid WiFi problems.

August 15, 2018

PYMNTS.com

PYMNTS.com published an interview with our co-founder, Jaiveer Singh, discussing the payment technology built into blindsight.

August 31, 2018

TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Blindsight goes to TechCrunch Disrupt SF as semi-finalists for the hackathon!

September 5, 2018

CBS

At TechCrunch Disrupt SF, the team is interviewed by Julie Watts, a reporter for KPIX in San Francisco.

September 7, 2018

Future

This is just the beginning of this adventure. Stay tuned to find out what happens on the next episode of blindsight: virtual eyes through haptic feedback.

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