Technology sure has quadrupled with the invent of Smartphones. Now everyone has a smartphone in their hand and are able to do things with so called Apps.
Just imagine not being able to see and there are millions of people who are born blind or become bling. A new high-tech tool, ‘Be My Eyes’, a Danish-developed smartphone app now connects via a live-streaming camera to thousands of so-called ‘helpers’.
This is how it works. Someone with a visual impairment connects to sighted helpers. They can then help look at the expiration date on milk or navigate new surroundings, for example.
‘Be My Eyes’ is the brainchild of Hans Jørgen Wiberg, who also suffers from retinitis pigmentosa.
The 52-year-old realised smartphones were equipped with all the technology needed to give instant help to blind people or those with visual impairments.