iDentifi Audibly Describes Objects for Visually Impaired People

By: Joey Haar - Nov 18, 2016
References: getidentifi & techcrunch
iDentifi is an app that can help people with visual impairments to carry out tasks that sight-enabled people take for granted. The app uses a neural network and the user's smartphone camera to recognize almost any object and describe it aloud, helping the visually impaired to more efficiently go about their days.

Even small tasks can be frustrating for someone with a significant visual impairment. For instance, it can be difficult to put sauce on a pot of pasta if one can't tell the sauce apart from their jar of jam. Using the iDentifi app, people are able to quickly determine which is which and carry on with their cooking -- or with whatever other task the app has helped with.