Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Amazing Israel - New Technology Provides The Blind With Eyes-Free Smartphone

An Israeli company has developed a new app that allows the blind to use smartphones.

The application, called RAY, is based on a regular Android smartphone with the American company Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor, and it's expected to be on the market in about a month:

The multipurpose and easy-to-use phone is synchronized with the audio content of the Central Library for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Handicapped. After installing the application, users can use a touch screen, on which every finger movement triggers a certain function. Blind users, for example, can take pictures with a built-in camera of what is occurring in their homes and transmit the images to distant family members, allowing these family members to help out their blind relative without having to be physically present. A blind user can also choose music and books to listen to and almost all regular smartphone options are available.

The user interface supports a wide range of services including voice calls, text messaging with voice reading, navigation, object recognition, social networking services and access to audio books and other entertainment and leisure activities offered by the Central Library for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Handicapped.

It really makes you wonder...with all of the amazing technology Israel has developed, there have to be very few countries that have contributed so much to humanity as this one small nation.

That's something to consider when you hear talk from its neighbors about destroying it, especially when you consider what they've contributed to humanity in contrast.


louielouie said...

yes, but will this work on a SCoaMF? you know, the current occupant of the white house.
will this help hussein dial his phone?
maybe bibi should try to schedule a meeting with hussein.
oh wait, he already did.
now hussein never will learn how to dial his phone.
throw the joos under the bus, never learn how to dial your phone.
too bad mr. doofus.
i bet you won't post this comment.

Bourbon said...

I once saw a nice little piece about all of the things we use on a daily basis you would have to give up if you really wanted to boycott Israel. The one of many that sticks in my mind is PCs, because Intel in Israel essentially developed the forerunner to the chips that power all PCs. It will never happen. Look at the hypocrites in the middle east cursing the US while munching on snickers bars and washing them down with Coke.

Huatou said...

Another point that is often missed is that many of the contributors to Israeli research, medicine, agriculture and tech development are Israeli Arabs working with Jewish colleagues. And the whole world benefits.
I must have misunderstood the definition of "apartheid" somewhere along the line (/end sarc).