Anmol Tukrel, 17, from Toronto, Canada has created an app that helps visually impaired people identify objects and text. A Grade 12 student at Holy Trinity, Anmol designed a new app for the blind that describes things you take photos of with your iPhone or iPad.
Anmol has always been fascinated with technology, particularly artificial intelligence. By the time he was in grade 7, he was already teaching himself how to code.
Anmol’s iPhone app, iDentifi, allows users to take a photo of virtually any object, and then describes that item in great detail back to the user. People can also take photos of text and have it read back to them, in one of 27 languages. Tukrel hopes it makes every day tasks — like picking out the can of pop you want — easier for people who are visually impaired.
The app has been downloaded by several thousand people and is being used in 60 countries. And, it’s free
From the Developer:
iDentifi is an app that empowers visually impaired individuals to gain more independence in daily tasks like grocery shopping, self-navigating in indoor environments, and reading. It uses artificial intelligence to enable a visually impaired user to click a photo of virtually any object or piece of text, and then speaks aloud a description of the object in an image or dictate any text in the image to the user. Furthermore, all of the app’s functionality works in more than 25 languages. Finally, the app features an interface designed with visually impaired users in mind, while also giving users the option to choose from three different modes of object/text recognition as well as how fast they want the app to speak.
To learn how to use the app you can press the instructions button in the app.
Updated: Oct 17, 2016
Size: 8.4 MB
Seller: Anmol Tukrel
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.