Blind Bargains
Home News Audio Deals Classifieds eBay AuctionsApps Daily Buzz Subscribe A T Guys Store Login/Register
Send us a Note Help

Visus Technology Makes Your Smart Phone Even Smarter

Alena Roberts Friday, 26-Jul-2013 1:45 PM ET

Place your ad here

For the past two weeks, students from the Carol Center for the Blind have had the opportunity to test out the new Visus Visual Assistant System from Visus Technology. The system uses a Galaxy S4 Android smartphone paired with a bluetooth headset to convey a variety of information that would be useful to the blind. According to this article in the Boston Globe the these are some of the features of the new system, "The Visus program can be trained to identify faces, so a blind person who encounters a friend or colleague won’t have to guess at a name. Instead, he can scan the face with his phone. An electronic voice can announce the person’s name through a wireless Bluetooth earpiece. Another Visus feature lets the user scan a large area with the camera to pinpoint objects containing text, such as signs or bulletin boards. The software can translate the text to speech and read it aloud. The phone also makes it easier for a blind person to find a restroom. It is programmed to recognize the standard symbols indicating a men’s room or women’s room and point them out to the user. The software can even generate a map of the inside of a building. Using software licensed from a defense contractor, Visus can shoot a video as the user is guided through the building."

The company hopes to have the system available for sale early next year for $999. The price will include the phone, bluetooth headset, and a 4G hotspot. The company is also working on developing for the iOS platform. To learn more about the company, visit the <a href= "" Visus Technology website.

Source: Go to source
Category: Miscellaneous

No one has commented on this post.

You must be logged in to post comments.

  • Username or Email:
  • Password:
  • Keep me logged in on this computer

  • Or Forgot username or password?
    Or Register for free

    For the past three years Alena has been a feature writer for the online magazine Matilda Ziegler. She has also been a contractor for the Oregon Commission for the Blind, helping blind adults learn to use adaptive technology. She is studying to be a teacher of the visually impaired at Portland State. You might also recognize her from the Serotalk podcast Triple Click Home.

    Share this Post

    Twitter Facebook Reddit Google LinkedIn
    Related Posts

    Contact Us
    Mobile While we do our best to present accurate information and deals, errors may occur. All listings are believed to be accurate at the time of printing. Please research items carefully before making a purchase. A T Guys, LLC is not responsible for any problems encountered by making a purchase from a link on this site. Privacy Policy

    Copyright 2006-2017, A T Guys, LLC.