Top 3 Mobile Apps for the Blind
Thanks to the advancements of the technology, we are living in an era where a mobile device APP can improve the lives of millions of people suffering from vision problems.
Be My Eyes
Since the rise of popularity of the so-called Sharing Economy, we have seen many individuals sharing or renting their cars, houses or skills. Now thanks to Be My Eyes, anyone can lend their sight in order to help blind people. This innovative mobile application functions as a bridge between the “eyes” and the visually impaired person, through images, voice messages or video calls. Visually healthy people receive a notification on their device when someone who suffers from blindness needs help, such as reading indications of a sign, knowing the expiration dates or the name of some medicines, to avoid them you take the wrong one.
The mission of this revolutionary APP is to diagnose eye diseases from a mobile device. Just with a camera phone and a specific application is enough to detect eye problems in regions of the world where people don’t have access to ocular examinations with the proper medical equipment. With Peek Vision the users can carry a sort of ophthalmologic clinic in their pocket, so instead of having to bring all the necessary material to remote locations, the APP storages and sends pictures to ophthalmologists around the globe who analyze the lens of the eye to determine the presence of cataracts, scanning the pictures scanning for abnormalities of the retina.
Looktel Money Reader
One of the main problems blind people might have when shopping is to recognize just by touching them, what kind of bills or coins are they carrying around. They don’t have to worry anymore because this great APP has come to make their lives easier. LookTel Money Reader instantly recognizes currency and speaks the denomination, enabling people experiencing visual impairments or blindness to quickly and easily identifies them. Just by pointing the camera of an iOS device at a bill, the application will tell the user the denomination in real-time. So far, 21 currencies are already supported by the APP.