Lookout is the new Google app that promises to help blind people to have greater independence.
The Google team had already shared details of this app in Google I / O last year, anticipating some interesting aspects of its features. And, now, they have finally launched this proposal on Google Play.
The idea is about blind people who can able to use a smartphone to obtain information about the environment, without having to depend on another person. For example, using the camera and sensors, the device can detect if there are people or objects, and the app will transmit this information to the user, in precise and real time, as seen in the image:
Not only it says the dog, but also it will indicate the position. This app combines the potential of artificial intelligence, applying a system similar to Google Lens. In addition, other features have been added, taking into account the daily activities of the people. For example, the possibility of reading texts or reading barcodes and recognizing the value of money, among other options.
At the moment, it will only be available to US people who have Pixel devices, but the Google team promises to extend Lookout to other languages and markets.