Now a blind can use his/her iPhone as his/her eye. Apple has launched an iOS Apps named Be My Eyes Apps, which will help blind in their day to day routine with the help of a sighted person. It’s a wonderful development and who knows that one day smart phone would be converted in to eyes for blinds.
Apps functionality is very simple, as a sighted person you can register yourself in the apps, there are two category of user, sighted and blind user. A blind user can request help from a sighted user , sighted user will get the notification and as he/she accept the request an audio visual connection would be set up between both user. Now the blind user will ask sighted user to help like read the expiry date of any medicine or the medicine he/she is taking is right medicine or wrong medicine by facing the camera to the medicine.
Best part of the apps is a sighted user would have not to worry about missing his/her call. Suppose as a sighted user you are helping someone blind and suddenly your phone rings, it will automatically leave hanging the blind person and you can take your call, apps will itself request help to someone other sighted user who is not busy.
The app is free available in app store. You can easily download the app. Blind people are really excited about the apps that now they can request a help from sighted person in their daily routine works. The application has got a tremendous response from both blind and sighted user. According to Jeffery Berman, (a specialist at the central association of blind and visually impaired, US) total number of sighted people registered on this apps is around 2, 30,000 and total blind user registered are 19,000.