Object recognizer app turns the iPhone into a visual assistant

Being visually impaired can sometimes mean using special means to obtain specific items that are labeled for a largely sighted world of consumers. The LookTel Recognizer for iPhone aims to change that dynamic forever.

The iPhone app does exactly what the name indicates—it recognizes specific brands of products in cans, bottles, packages, DVDs as well as identifies ID and credit cards. The one drawback is that you must first create a library of images to train the app to recognize. That sticking point may lose the app some usability points, but once that visual library is created (perhaps by a sighted friend or assistant), the power of the app is undeniable.

Priced at $9.99 in the App Store, you can check out the LookTel Recognizer in action in the video below.

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