Blindsight is building an on-demand assistance service atop the existing mobile phone infrastructure. Something like a GM OnStar service for the Blind, Low-vision and Elderly, “Sight on Call” will provide help from a remote, distributed assistant workforce.
With this project, Blindsight will bring a new capability to the blind and moderate low-vision market. The impact on the lives of the millions of low-vision and elderly, if the project meets it goals, will be significant – an entirely new option for getting assistance on-demand, and at reasonable cost.
This project is funded in part by the NIH / National Eye Institute grant R44 EY018781.
- Orientation assistance
- Recognizing objects
- Help in getting arround