At this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup, a team from Hong Kong created a mobile app that describes people, colors, objects, and nearby places. The team is focusing on eliminating the social isolation that can occur when a person loses their sight.
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The visually impaired encounter the social isolation and daily inconvenience every day. This may further bring the feelings of loneliness. A mobile application and a cloud back-end base will be developed for solving this problem. With the help of Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs and Microsoft Azure, Sense+ can recognize friends and colors, explore the restaurants nearby, notice users of the weather and the local events, search the objects in the circumstances. Sense+ does not require extra hardware and it provides customized services and helpful information for the visually impaired. The psychological needs of the users are also satisfied. Sense+ recreates visual sense for the blind and lights up their world.