Envision Glasses is a wearable device that significantly improves the daily life of blind and visually impaired people. It provides the most intuitive and easiest way to access all kinds of visual information around them. It's trained to recognise and speak out text, objects, people, colors, products and so much more. The Envision Glasses are designed to be worn all day with its comfortable, lightweight profile. The glasses come with two kinds of frame:
The Envision Glasses are a combination of the Google Glass 2 and Envision's award-winning AI technology. The technology, currently available on iOS and Android smartphones, already enables you and thousands of other users around the world to read all kinds of information. Like the app, the glasses use artificial intelligence to understand the world around you and speak the visual information back to you.
This function is intended to read short pieces of text, like room numbers, street signs, food packaging, etc. This works with a live video feed, so you can scan around and the glasses will continue to speak out whatever text is in front of it.
This enables you to read dense pieces of text like letters, books or magazines. You can snap a picture of those with the glass and it will present the out in an easy, accessible and explorable way. You will also have the option to export this text into various formats.
This function is included within the Document Text itself, where it can intelligently identify and recognise handwritten text. So you can easily read greeting cards or post-it notes.
When you snap a picture with this option, the AI will do its best to describe what's in the image. This is great for getting a general sense of what is around you. You can also save these images, making it a great way for taking photographs.
This is a simple but useful function. When turned on, it will speak out the dominant colors in front of it. Useful when you need to pick the right dress.
When you have this function on and scan around with the glasses, it will give you a mild beep every time it sees a person in frame. You can also teach Envision the faces of your friend and family, so when their faces come in the frame, it will speak out their name to you.
You can select from a list of objects and scan around with the glasses, which will beep whenever that object is in the frame. Great for finding that remote control on the couch or a dustbin in a room.
With the Explore function, the glasses will consistently speak out the objects and people it detects around you. This is useful to familiarise yourself at a new place or just a fun activity when you are out for a stroll to know what's around.
Envision allows you to make a video call from within the glasses to a friend or a family who will have a companion app. With this, they see a direct video feed of the glasses, enabling them to help you out of any sticky situation. You can also choose to share additional information like your location on a map.
When you pre-order the Envision Glasses, you get the following things in the box:
If you do order the Envision Glasses with Smith Optics Frame, you will have that included in the box as well. Please bear in mind that the glass frame ship with zero power lenses. You may take them to your optician to replace with applicable prescription lenses.
Envision Glasses are technically Envision's software platform running within the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2. Envision's software serves as a virtual layer of accessibility that allows you to not just use the functions .
SoC: Qualcomm Quad Core, 1.7GHz,10nm.
OS: Android Oreo.
Memory & Storage: 3GB LPDDR4 / 32GB eMMC Flash.
Wi-Fi: 802.11ac, dual-band, single antenna.
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.x AoA.
Camera: 8Mp, 80 DFOV.
Display: 640x360 Optical Display Module.
Audio out: Mono Speaker, USB audio, BT audio.
Microphones: 3 beam-forming microphones.
Touch: Multi-touch gesture touchpad.
Charging & Data: USB Type-C, USB 2.0 480Mbps.
LED: Privacy (camera), power (rear).
Battery: 820mAh with fast charge.
IMU: Single 6-axis Accel/Gyro, single 3-axis Mag.
Power-saving features: On head detection sensor, and Eye-on screen sensor.
Ruggedization: Water and dust resistant.
Weight: ~46g (pod).
I just used Envision AI for Android, @LetsEnvision to read a greeting card my Wife @Imloti& I got in the mail today. It was from my Mom wishing us a happy 16th anniversary & it was all hand written. It read perfectly. We used to dream of this tech.
My three-year-old has learned how to use @LetsEnvision to read the books he got for Christmas because they aren’t in Braille. We sit in my recliner, and I hold up the book so he can point the camera. We each have an earbud so we can both listen to the story. It’s pretty awesome.
Envision AI is fast and it just works. It's very easy to use, but that doesn't mean simplistic. I'm happy to say Envision does what it says on the tin and performs extremely well.
I have been legally blind all of my life and I absolutely love this app. It absolutely does everything it says it does and more.
@LetsEnvision This App is amazing. From scene descriptions to text recognition - (yea, even handwriting!) This type of applications are those that really allow us to increasingly remove little by little the barrier of our disability. Keep up the excellent work!
I use this app every single day. I am waiting for these guys to find a pair of smart glasses that will support their app on them! When are you guys going to put your app on a pair of smart glasses?