Microsoft device helps the vision impaired understand the world better
August 10, 2016
Microsoft is developing a device that can help a visually impaired person to better understand who and what is going on around them.
The Seeing Al project is one of Microsoft's most ambitious and special projects.
The key person behind it is Saqib Shaikh, a software developer who lost his vision when he was seven years old.
Seeing Al has many innovations like that are being called significant. It also combines with glasses that can capture images and videos that can live stream what the user is seeing.
While wearing the glasses, the user has to swipe the touch panel on the eyewear to take a photo. The eyewear will analyze and translate the image to speech and describe what the person is doing, how old they are, and what emotion they're expressing.
A user can take an image of a text, like from a newspaper article, and the eyewear will read it to the user.