Visually impaired folks were never thought of as potential customers of camera enabled smartphones. A camera that sees better than your eyes, though, can be an incredible tool when paired up with a bit of computing horsepower. LookTel, an app previewed a year ago and now available for HTC Touch Pro with Windows Mobile, was created by IPPLEX in partnership with National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute, and Veterans Administration to simply read out what the phone’s camera is seeing.
Check out this demo:
Flashback: Camera Phones to Interpret Visible World for Blind
(hat tip: Gizmodo)