Image Recognition App for the Blind Determines Objects with a Phone Camera

By: Amelia Roblin - Feb 4, 2015
References: play.google & itunes.apple
It's not hard to imagine the usefulness of this image recognition app for the blind. Quite simply, the software uses the existing hardware in one's handset to take a photo of anything, to scan it, to interpret it, and to communicate its findings to the user. It affords invaluable independence for the visually impaired.

Called the TapTapSee app, this product works by double tapping the smartphone's touchscreen to take a picture of just about anything in front of the user. In no time at all, the phone app can examine its subject and speak its analysis back to you, working in conjunction with the Talkback feature. This image recognition app for the blind means fewer questions need to be asked, and exciting discoveries can be easily shared over social media.