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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 SeeScan’s a text-to-speech app designed by US firm iVisit which uses a mobile …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Great idea

    This could also be of use to the machine-vision and self-driving-cars community.

  2. David Simpson

    And Peter said I shall order the loaves and fishes with this handy app

    And Low the Virgin Father of the Jesus-Phone said "they shall make Apps and they shall be good"

    When will the resurrection app be released in time for next Easter ?

  3. James Taylor
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    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.

  4. Tubby Teddy
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    Er, what?

    So this helps blind people find objects; as long as you know where the object is and can point a camera at it?

    Is it just me or have this company just moved the problem?

  5. Robajob
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    Four comments...

    ...and no Jesus Phone gags?

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