Application for smartphones using volunteer efforts to assist the visually impaired




Help “smart” sight see around them by listening to the description of volunteers to pictures taken

Intended application “smart” new smart phones to help the visually impaired to see their surroundings, with the efforts of dozens of volunteers who describe them after adversity.

And the idea of applying “smart” My Smart Eye on capturing the user’s picture with a camera phone to a nearby as a street sign or a specific product within the store, and then sends it to the application up to the network of volunteers, each of whom writes a description of what he sees in the picture and sends it to text to a liquid and turns into a spoken messages listen for her to see around the eyes of others, and access speed of reply to user response volunteers.

“Users” smart “application grant a sense of social networking with the world than ever before, it also enabled him to interact with real people listen to descriptions of living instead of comments mechanism provided by image recognition technologies.

And “smart” of the principle of volunteering and volunteer online, where participants committed to accomplish specific work or specific time to volunteer, and do not require prior training, and usually depends on the devices connected to the Internet, such as smart phones, and volunteers participate in a matter of minutes or less each day.

And developed application Inc. “Star HP” in Singapore and tribal de PHP. The “Star HP” in the definitions section of the application to access the efforts of some 7.4 million users of mobile phones in Singapore, if volunteered one in every 100 participants in ten seconds of time each day, the result will be approximately 200 hours of volunteering every day.

He said about Ken Hong star HP “:” through the application of Mai smart can anyone help the visually impaired in a few seconds. Imagine all the time you spent in the queue within the Bank or for lunch or in the train and the bus. This time can be invested in the joy of others. ”

Requires volunteer participation in providing descriptions for images in the application “smart” account on Facebook, in order to ensure credibility and responsibility for the comments made, the application also offers the possibility of reporting abuse, and to include the upcoming updates photo descriptions assessment system, encourages volunteers to write complete and accurate details.

The number of volunteers in the “smart” to 200 people, the application also adopted some 3,000 members of the “society for the visually llmaakon Singapore, Singapore Association for the deaf”. The application is available for free download from the store “iTunes” for the iPhone, and from the shop “Google play phone operating system Android, and possibly available versions for other operating systems, such as” Windows phone “according to demand using the application.

The provided Gray advertising in Singapore this year, apply for and may ” Lend My Eye for the Android system, as a means to guide the blind. The application takes advantage of video chat programs like Skype and “FaceTime”, to use the blind camera to move a picture which turned him into a network of volunteer workers to describe to him what he sees, and to assist it in the performance of some tasks as selecting a specific product or learn about the place.

Developed by a team of researchers at the University of California application for smartphones allows for the blind and people with impaired take pictures and view them on their friends by face recognition and pronunciation.

In the same context in India began several months before the first test of what was described as the first phone for the blind based Braille, tactile screen based network of pins up & down to be prominent and deep parts, what can the blind read text messages and e-mail, images and maps.

The following video shows the definition to apply My Smart Eye:



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