Smartphone’s Blinput Allows Visually Impaired to Attain Greater Independence

January 19, 2011

Blinput is an amazing application for the Smartphone which allows the blind or visually impaired to navigate the world with greater sophistication.  Worn around the neck with the camera facing outwards, the user can navigate not only roads, but also the use of a ticket machine, or hear about products on a store shelf by picking them up and “scanning” them.  They also get information about landmarks or streets that are passing, (“This street can be dangerous at night,”) and can add reminders to themselves that will be read back as appropriate, (“There is a waist-high obstacle at this crossing.”).

Use of this application can bring a new level of security and independence for the visually impaired.

To watch a video about how Blinput works, click here.

Risa Schulman, PhD
Expert, Healthy Food and Dietary Supplement Science and Marketing




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