Thinkerbell Labs, previously Project Mudra, started as an independent research project at BITS Pilani Goa Campus. The idea was born when Co-founders Sanskriti Dawle and Aman Srivastava built a Braille alphabet song box on a Raspberry Pi.
It received overwhelmingly positive feedback and enthusiasm from visually impaired students and their teachers alike. This led to the team learning Braille themselves in Hyderabad, further solidifying the need for a literacy device for the visually impaired. Annie had been developed keeping in mind the current teaching practices and the pain points of the teacher and student pool.
In 2016, the team had the honor of demonstrating Annie and teaching “George” in Braille to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
We're a team of young humans bound together by a cause to make education inclusive all around the world.