Lend Your Eyes To The Blind | Volunteer Opportunity Via Your Phone

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About Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes makes life easier for the blind, by connecting them with sighted helpers through a smartphone app. This allows the blind to handle big and small tasks, while sighted get the joy of helping someone else in a easy and informal way.

It only takes a minute to choose the right tin can from the shelf, look at the expiration date on the milk or find the right thing to eat in the fridge – if you have full vision that is. For visual impaired individuals smaller tasks in their home can often become bigger challenges. Be My Eyes hopes to change that!

Through a direct video call the app gives blind people the opportunity to ask a sighted volunteer for help, for tasks that requires normal vision. The blind person “lends” the helper’s eyes all through his or her smartphone. The sighted helper is able to see and describe what the blind person is showing the sighted helper by filming with the video camera in the smartphone. That way, by working together they are able to solve the problem that the blind person is facing.

The Team

Hans Jørgen Wiberg, Be My Eyes co-founder showing a prototype of the appHans Jørgen Wiberg is trained in philosophy and works as a craftsman, but is first and foremostly an idea-starter with a deep interest in society, arts & technology – with focus on access for all no matter their handicap.

The diverse and smiling Be My Eyes teamThe initial team met at a Startup Weekend event in Aarhus, Denmark and won the prize for the most innovative idea.

Four young white smiling people from the Robocat teamRobocat is a Danish software studio building unique digital & physical products out of Copenhagen. Each of their adventures are guided by a strong sense of craftsmanship. They strive for pixel perfection; whether we’re building a utility or service they’re always trying to imbue their products with a sense of wonder. click Be My Eyes

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