More than 30,000 assistants have joined in one single day to help around 1,145 blind individuals in this way, with around 2,000 occurrences of support given so far, reports the application’s site. This number continues developing as the more and more volunteers are eager to “give” their eyes. All sighted assistants are signing up in the project as volunteers. This lets individuals who are totally blind use the gadget by means of an engineered speech and a touch-based platform. The app is available for free download for iPhone 4s or above, running iOS 7.
The application’s founder, Hans Jorgen Wiberg, who is blind himself, said he trusts that by helping one another as an online group, Be My Eyes will have an enormous effect on the ordinary lives of visually impaired individuals everywhere throughout the world. The concept for Be My Eyes was initially introduced at a startup occasion in Denmark in 2012; it took almost two years to become usable.
The app developed by Denmark-based organization Thermodo is said to have given a series of solutions to daily problems the blind face.
Sighted helpers stimulated to increase their active participation in the venture using a points system. The assistants will receive points for every act of generosity and a “level up” framework.
Though the application is intended for iOS use alone, the Be My Eyes group says it is mindful of “a ton of potential clients with Android and Windows telephones worldwide.
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