Smartphone software to help the blind see

Imagine this, a software application that has the capability to detecting objects, reading magazines, and even call a remote assistant to be your “pair of eyes”. That my friends is a clever use of two technologies to solve a big problem for the blind. Adding video and object recognition, the software identifies a variety of trained household goods, currency, and anything else a user might need assistance in reading with.

Looking at similar applications like Google Goggles that need you to take a photo to send to the server, LookTel looks like it can beat that same solution by providing video which can help the blind with targeting issues like orientation and distance.

The solution was developed with the help of the National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Eye Institute (NEI) and Veterans Administration (VA)

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