ABOUT BLIND PILOT
Blind Pilot is a mobile app that uses a phone’s rear camera, computer vision, and vibration to direct visually-impaired people through the safest path forward on a sidewalk in real time.
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WHAT'S BATTERY LIFE LIKE? HOW ABOUT AT NIGHT? HOW ABOUT AFTER SNOW?
The Covid-19 outbreak has delayed our testing, but we estimate that you'll be left with 5 to 20% battery after using the app for an average commute plus normal daily use. We're still figuring out low-light and snow/ice detection.
WHEN'S IT COMING OUT? IOS OR ANDROID? DOES IT REALLY WORK REAL-TIME?
Update: The beta version of Blind Pilot was released on July 15, 2020 for iOS devices.
Blind Pilot is going to be released in July this year on iOS devices. An Android version will be introduced in December/January of 2021.
WILL THIS APP WORK WITH GOOGLE MAPS? WHAT ELSE CAN IT DO?
The sky's the limit with what this app could do. Some examples include full indoor and outdoor navigation, beacon/GPS compatibility, and object description. We think that with your help Blind Pilot will become a universal platform for assistive technologies.
DOES IT REALLY WORK BETTER THAN A WHITE CANE?
The answer is yes! The range is double that of a white cane and the fine-tuned vibrations become second nature much faster than using a white cane. Above waist obstacle detection is also something we're working towards.