A driver running into a problem on the road can activate services like On Star to get a little human help. Now, a startup called Eyes On Demand has developed a way for blind people to get similar help when they run into unexpected dilemmas in their daily routines. Kyle Fleming and Pramath Malek explain the smartphone-based technology, which came out of a recent Startup Weekend, at last week's Demo Spring 2012.
Tekla S. Perry is a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., she's been covering the people, companies, and technology that make Silicon Valley a special place for more than 40 years. An IEEE member, she holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.