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Based on research under NIH grants and in partnership with the Veterans Administration, this mobile app promises to be a potentially groundbreaking advance for visually impaired users. This is an automated visual scanning system that increases the functional independence of visually impaired users by providing a mobile system in which the person can easily recognize objects such as packaged goods, money, CDs, text, barcodes, and landmarks in their environment.
Another component of this LookTel system extends the capability further by offering a “virtual pair of eyes” via the use of a cell phone camera and data link to a remote assistant who can look at live images through that cell phone camera and then describe the person’s surroundings ...
... Ipplex, the holding company that serves as an umbrella company for iVisit, the video and mobile video company that works closely with the Wound Technology Network, has recently launched this product, which is called LookTel ...