Google Lookout help blind people to recognize products and to read the documents

For the first time Google has launched an app for the visually impaired in 2019. It allows the blind and people with very low vision to navigate the world with your smartphone – but before it was only available on phones Pixel and supported only the English language. Now the company has added support for French, Italian, Spanish and German languages, as well as two new modes. In addition, the app has drastically expanded the list of supported Android devices.

The first of the new modes is called the Food Label. It helps the user to recognize the product in the package – just point the camera at the title. With it, Lookout can, for example, to distinguish a jar of canned corn from cans of green peas.

The second mode is called the Scan Document. It allows you to take a picture of any letter or document, decrypt it and read to the user aloud. Several improvements of the algorithm allow to scan large amounts of text. Due to this, using Lookout, for example, to read the book and scanning it a page at a time.

The big advantage of the upgraded Lookout was the fact that now he’s not tied exclusively to their own phones Google Pixel. You can download the app from the Play Store on any Android smartphone that has more than 2 GB of memory and Android OS 6.0 and above.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Physicists have learned to turn plastic bottles in supercapacitors

Scientists from the University of California, riverside have developed a technology to produce components for supercapacitors from regular waste. We are talking about polyethylene terephthalate or PET, which is made most of plastic bottles. This material is from an economic point of view is significantly superior to high-tech raw materials, like graphene or carbon nanotubes. […]

Looks like a screwdriver of the XXI century

Recently Techcult wrote about the drill of the XXI century with a touchscreen and lasers. But the screwdriver is traditionally considered to be more simple, reliable and very straightforward tool. What similar high-tech screwdriver advanced Italian production? And it is similar to the Kinetic device Driver. Kinetic Driver designed by the Italian designer Giacomo Di […]

Our Solar system is most similar to space croissant

The sun emits powerful electromagnetic winds that envelop the planet in our solar system like a giant bubble. This magnetic bubble is called the heliosphere and protects the planet from dangerous space radiation. Scientists have long believed that the heliosphere is in the form of a comet – with a distinct nose and long flowing […]

Some homemade masks turned out to be more dangerous than no

Despite the fact that the industry has recovered from the shock of the first days of the pandemic COVID-19 and now produces enough facial masks of different types, most people in the world due to various reasons use homemade versions. Everyone understands that they are less effective than professional medical model, but the question is: […]