This could also be of use to the machine-vision and self-driving-cars community.
Two innovative mobile phone applications are in development that, it’s claimed, will help the blind and visually impaired more easily identify everyday objects and independently navigate. Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com SeeScan’s a text-to-speech app designed by US firm iVisit which uses a mobile …
If SeeScan and SeeStar work well and are somewhat affordable, this will be a huge step towards independence for the visually impaired.
Ray Kurzweil's KNFB Reader combines a phone camera with OCR software. That's supposedly enough (I haven't used one) to read street signs, but object recognition is a whole new level.
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