Voice-activated tech set to transform the lives of 2 million people with sight loss

Voice-activated tech set to transform the lives of 2 million people with sight loss

Developed with input from the blind neighborhood, RealSAM In Your Pocket features an easy available voice interface, where users can ask SAM for help in everyday life. This consists of switching on its integrated video magnifier when checking out labels while shopping, or its custom-built navigation software that allows users to bookmark landmarks when travelling alone and be assisted back with instructions and range.

A special completely voice-activated mobile phone, media gamer and personal assistant for people with sight loss has actually released in the UK– RealSAM In Your Pocket.

SAM also links directly to Be My Eyes, an online community of over 2 million volunteers who assist people with sight loss through a live video call.

Roger Wilson-Hinds has both sight and hearing loss and offered as part of the development group for RealSAM In Your Pocket.

RealSAM In Your Pocket is the outcome of a two-year cooperation between the RNIB, O2 and Australian Artificial Intelligence developers RealThing AI that identified the requirement for a portable device, particularly for the visually impaired, that combines technologies to aid safety and self-reliance.

RealSAM will assist individuals with sight loss bring out everyday activities more quickly, both increasing their wellbeing and self-reliance.

Talking about the features that have assisted him most throughout recent months, he stated: “Theres no doubt that RealSAM In Your Pocket was an essential companion to me throughout the current lockdown. My spouse and I were able to take pleasure in day-to-day strolls, continue to go shopping for ourselves and stay connected to our grandchildren, without counting on the aid of carers.”

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) expects that over four million individuals will be coping with sight loss in the UK by the year 2050, with those impacted more likely to experience lowered wellness and self-reliance compared to the rest of the population.