HONOR’s Ai- Powered ‘PocketVision’ App Lets Visually Impaired Users Read Text Using Their Phone’s Camera

Huawei’s e-brand Honor today launches a new Ai-powered PocketVision app that makes it easier for the visually impaired and people with low vision to read. The PocketVision app uses the HONOR’s AI to deliver an enhanced reading experience for people all around the world, which makes it portable and affordable alternative than other magnifiers and type scopes currently available in the market.

Honor PocketVision

PocketVision is developed by a social company called Eyecoming using HONOR’s cutting-edge technologies and features three key modes to help people read more clearly.

  • Text-to-Speech Mode – Powered by HONOR HiAI and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, this mode convert pictures to text faster and more accurately and then narrates the text from books, Menus, documents and more with ease.
  • Zoom-In Mode – This mode allows users to zoom into text using the volume buttons on their device, making even the smallest type larger, less blurry and more legible.
  • Negative Image Mode – Provides a range of color filters to enhance the text, this mode improves the contrast of printed materials for people who struggle to see certain colors.

The Pocket Vision app can be downloaded on all HONOR smartphones and it works seamlessly on the HONOR 20 and HONOR 20 Pro smartphones. This application can be downloaded for free from 7th September 2019 on the Huawei AppGallery and supports English, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese language. To help raise awareness of the barriers blind and partially sighted people face, HONOR has also partnered with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) which supports people with vision impairment.

Commenting on the announcement, George Zhao, President of HONOR said, “At HONOR, we believe in the relentless pursuit of innovation; creating cutting edge technologies which make a positive impact on the world. With the launch of this app, we hope to create an enhanced reading experience for people all around the world, enabling a greater sense of independence and giving people with low vision the confidence to unlock their potential and pursue their passions/”

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