23 Aug '13, 3am

Lend an Eye empowers the visually impaired through crowdsourced eyes

Lend an Eye empowers the visually impaired through crowdsourced eyes

Lend an Eye empowers the visually impaired through crowdsourced eyes August 23, 2013 by Scott SI An Android app is turning smartphones into eyes for the visually impaired. Created by marketing agency Grey Singapore, Lend an Eye consists of a pair of apps, one for the visually-impaired and another for the volunteer. Whenever users need assistance, they simply activate the app through voice or a double-tap on the screen, and several volunteers are contacted simultaneously. The person who answers the call first through the volunteer app can guide the user through both a real-time video feed from the user’s smartphone camera and an embedded map broadcasting the user’s location. The technology is no different from video calling apps like Skype and FaceTime. Where Lend an Eye innovates is with the app design and the process. From the quick activation by touch and voice to the au...

Full article: http://sgentrepreneurs.com/2013/08/23/lend-an-eye-empower...

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