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Envision sees clearer with Google Glass integration

Collin Arocho
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After a year of discussions with Google, Yes!Delft startup Envision is ready to announce the integration of its AI-driven software for the visually impaired with the tech giant’s Google Glass solution. Now, the Hague-based company is looking to expand assistive technology to serve other impairments as well.

AI software company Envision’s assistive technology is now being supported on Google Glass, according to the Yes!Delft startup. The announcement comes roughly a year after the company started discussions with the tech giant to combine its AI solution with their smart glasses. The software, originally offered via the Envision app, was named the 2019 Best Accessiblity App by Google Play. Now, after a recent upgrade in hardware of the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, customers can preorder their Envision-enabled smart glasses.

Envision’s software utilizes in-house developed AI algorithms to extract different kinds of information from images and surroundings and then speaks the images out loud to give its user a better understanding of the environment around them. The software was developed as a platform on Google Glass, which uses the same backend as the Android app. Depending on the function, the information can be processed onboard the glasses or online if needed. The glasses connect to a smartphone, via Bluetooth, to access the Envision app, which allows users to adjust settings and connect to the Internet via the phone.

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