Envision Launches Envision Glasses

Envision, a provider of assistive technology for blind and visually impaired people, has launched Envision Glasses, which use artificial intelligence and optical character recognition to help users read documents, view labels while shopping, recognize their friends, find personal belongings, use public transport, place video calls, and more.

Envision Glasses can recognize text and scripts in more than 60 languages, and Envision's Batch Scan functionality allows users to scan more than one document at a time and export text to the Envision app's library.

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"Envision was born from our desire to empower blind and visually impaired people with greater independence and access to the visual world, including things many of us take for granted, like reading text from a book, newspaper, magazine, computer, tablet or smartphone screen, perusing a product label, opening and reading a handwritten card or letter from a loved one, or running a business meeting without the need for assistance," said Karthik Mahadevan, CEO and co-founder of Envision, in a statement. "Envision Glasses integrate our proprietary AI-assistive software with high quality, lightweight, enterprise-grade Google Glass to offer the most robust and cost-effective vision aid technology solution on the market today."

"The overwhelming volume of positive reviews and feedback we've received from beta testers and customers who pre-ordered during our early bird program is equal parts validating and heartwarming,"added Envision co-founder Karthik Kannan in a statement. "Customer comments like 'This kind of freedom is invaluable, especially when you're outside and have a cane or a guide dog in a hand already,' or 'Tis is a game-changer for me and my independence,' are what motivates and drives the entire Envision team. We're delighted to bring Envision Glasses to market and empower blind and visually impaired people worldwide with greater independence and a hands-free, easy way to see the world around them through the spoken word."

Envision Glasses are compatible with iOS 12.0 or higher on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and Android 5.0 or higher devices.

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