Sunday, January 17, 2016

Could "Be My Eyes" help nurses with disabilities?







"Be my eyes" is a new app that connects blind users and sighted volunteers through video chat.

The app was developed in Copenhagen and can be downloaded for free from the Apple App store.

Volunteers from all over the world help users who need someone to take a quick look at something.

It works like this... "A blind person requests assistance in the Be My Eyes app. The challenge that he/she needs help with can be anything from knowing the expiry date on the milk to navigating new surroundings."

"The volunteer helper receives a notification for help and a live video connection is established. From the live video the volunteer can help the blind person by answering the question they need answered."

The possibilities are endless! 

Could this app help a nurse with vision loss continue to practice? 

Benefit patients?

Would you consider being a volunteer?

The American Foundation for the Blind gives the app high marks in a review included below.

Love to read your thoughts about this new app.

With thanks,
Donna



http://www.bemyeyes.org/

https://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw160202