In recognizing the extensive efforts tailored at the prevention of blindness by leading organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPD), we decided to focus our attention on the wellbeing of those who are already blind.
MobileEye brings the richness of visual information to blind people using commodity camera phones. The solution provides the ability to take guided pictures of your surroundings and “hear” the phone describe it to you. MobileEye uses a mixture of human intelligence (using crowd-sourcing technology) and artificial intelligence to provide vital information about what is being ‘seen’. The solution enables people to complete tasks that were not possible before and helps them be more independent.
Imagine taking out your mobile phone when you are in a café, pressing the camera shutter button and hearing a voice describing that there are three people reading magazines, and the menu on the table has a special on French onion soup. This is the magic world that MobileEye opens to blind people around the globe. Team MobileEye is working closely with the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind to understand their needs and gain valuable experience in the field.