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Honor PocketVision App Enables Visually Impaired To See And Read Better

PocketVision, the new AI-driven app was recently rolled out by Honor at IFA 2019 that intends to assist individuals to read menus, documents, and other difficult-to-read texts. In a statement, Honor’s President, George Zhao, stated, “With this app’s rollout, we anticipate to develop an improved reading experience for individuals all across the globe, allowing a better sense of freedom and giving individuals with low sight the confidence to unchain their potential and follow their passions.”

As reported by the XDA Developers, there are 3 accessible modes hitherto—Zoom-In Mode, Negative Image Mode, and Text-to-Speech Mode. The Zoom-In Mode enables one to zoom into text making use of their device’s volume buttons. The Negative Image Mode offers an array of color filters to improve the text. And Text-to-Speech Mode assists to transform images to text quicker & more precisely and then recites the text from menus, documents, books, and more, easily.

Portuguese, English, Spanish, German, Chinese, and Italian languages are supported by PocketVision. Additionally, the firm has collaborated with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to assist in increasing wakefulness of the hurdles faced by the partially sighted and blind people. The firm states that the application can be downloaded on each and every Honor smartphone, but it functions impeccably on Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 smartphones.

Likewise, 2 new solutions, Relumino and Good Vibes, have been recently rolled out by Samsung, South Korean tech giant, which will offer the deaf-blind a potential communication tool and allow individuals with low sight to see better. Good Vibes, built in India, allows individuals who cannot talk and see to have a 2-way conversation with their loved ones and caregivers utilizing their smartphones. Relumino, as well, is a visual aid app for individuals with low sight. It allows them to perceive picture clearer by emphasizing the image outline, minimizing and magnifying pictures, adjusting brightness & color contrast, and reversing color.

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