Huawei has created an app for blind people

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Huawei создала приложение для слепых людейIt can recognize human emotions

Huawei has developed a smartphone application that can recognize human emotions and to reproduce the corresponding sounds, and display images on the screen. The developers believe that this will help the blind and visually impaired people better understand the emotions of interlocutors.

The developers of hardware and software give enough attention to technologies that help people with disabilities, including the blind and visually impaired.

For example, Android and iOS have apps or system services, credited the interface elements, as well as converting speech to text. But these technologies are handy when using the devices themselves or the Internet, and is poorly applicable to real-world.

The developers of Huawei has created an application Facing Emotions, can recognize emotions of people in front of the smartphone camera and report them to the user in a convenient way. During the operation of the application a smartphone you can hold in hands or put in a special case. The app uses the camera on the back of the smartphone and recognize their emotions using the facial expression on his face.

The developers taught the algorithm to recognize seven types of emotion: happiness, surprise, sadness, fear, anger, contempt and disgust. After recognition of facial expressions, the app plays a sound and displays a model of a person with such emotion. The image is displayed on the screen in yellow and black, whereby contrast is improved and it is easier to see visually impaired people. App published in Google Play, but only available for smartphone Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The company claims that this is due to used in this processor. It should be noted that the processor HiSilicon Kirin 980 installed in five models of smartphones, but the app is not working.

Other major technology companies are also developing apps to help blind and visually impaired people. For example, Microsoft has created an app-Navigator, which allows the user to follow a given route or search for establishments nearby. While voice prompts from the application are reproduced with headphones so that the user knows the direction in which the one or the other institution. Google introduced in may 2018 application that can recognize everyday objects in the field of view of the camera of the smartphone and read their description. And Instagram at the end of 2018 has implemented a feature describing the contents of pictures via text of voice.

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