Innovative Ideas

Edition 79, October 2022

Lookout - Assisted Vision

Lookout is an app to help blind and visually impaired people learn about their surroundings. Created by Google, this app is a free smartphone app that can automatically read and scan text, recognize products and describe objects. Lookout by Google is the latest example of an ai-driven app equipped with automatic text reading and scanning features.

Google’s Lookout app helps people make it easier to read text on labels and signs, identify packaged foods by more than just their bar codes, and better identify currency notes. 

Devices: iOS, Android