New Mobile App Identifies Vending Machine Product For Visually Impaired

Aug. 3, 2015

A new mobile app is helping visually impaired users determine what products are available in a vending machine, among other tasks. Greenville Online reports that VelaSense, which was recently unveiled by Verizon Wireless, uses the smartphone’s camera to identify color, scan objects, understand printed words and tell the consumer which snacks are available in a vending machine. VelaSense functions on Android™ operating systems that are series 4.3 or higher and is part of a growing line of products designed to help the blind and visually impaired.