October 18, 2015

IBM, Carnegie Mellon Team on Cognitive App for the Blind

IBM teams with Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute to deliver a platform for building cognitive assistance apps for the blind. Scientists from IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) recently announced a new open platform to support the creation of smartphone apps that can enable the blind to better navigate their surroundings.IBM partnered with CMU's famed Robotics Institute to create a pilot app called NavCog that draws on existing sensors and cognitive technologies to inform blind people on the CMU campus about their surroundings by "whispering" into their ears through ear buds or by creating vibrations on smartphones.

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