Demo Spring 2012: Modified Phone Provides On-demand Assistance to Blind Users

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.


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