Wednesday, August 7, 2013

New Google Glass Feature Identifies Objects for the Visually Impaired

OpenGlass, a Dapper Vision project, is using Google Glass technology to help the visually impaired. The user asks Mechanical Turk or Twitter to identify an object by asking a question like, "what is this box?" Mechanical Turk is a web service that is working to make Human Intelligence Tasks, like identifying objects, simple and cost-effective. Memento (a database app) speaks information about a recognizable object, and can even include danger warnings.

OpenGlass apps are still in the testing phase, but watch for more in the coming weeks! Post title links to a video of visually impaired users trying out OpenGlass.

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