Google Lookout is an Android app that will help blind or visually impaired people get information about the surrounding environment.

Lup is downloadable from Google Play but is currently only available for users with Pixel devices in the United States and is only available in English.

Google Lookout, highlights the company, is based on a basic technology similar to that used by Google Lens. A technology that allows you to search and interact with the objects around us, simply by pointing at your smartphone.

Big G announced Lookout on the Google I/O last year. Meanwhile, the company has worked to test and further improve the quality of the app results.

Google Lookout, technology at the service of accessibility

We have recently seen a similar Microsoft app, Seeing AI for iOS. Its objective is also to provide support for blind or visually impaired people through artificial intelligence.

Google also points out that artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important role in our lives. From helping to achieving results in medical research to driving our cars independently.

The aim with Lookout is to employ artificial intelligence to provide greater independence to almost 253 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired.

How Lookout Works

Google has designed Lookout to work in situations where people may need to ask for help. For example, learning to know a new space for the first time. Or, to read texts and documents and complete daily routine activities such as cooking, cleaning and shopping.

Lupin can be used by holding your device or wearing it. For example, Google recommends that you bring your smartphone around your neck with the help of a lace or place it in a front pocket of your shirt.

Google Lookout describes people, text, objects and much more, while the user moves within a space. Once you open the Google Lookout app, all you need to do is keep your phone pointing forward. You won’t need to touch any other buttons inside the app, so you can focus on what you’re doing at that time.

As with any new technology, Google warns, Lookout cannot always be 100% perfect. Lupin detects the elements present in the scene and makes the most likely guess of what they can be. Then describing the result of this assumption to the user. User feedback, the company stresses, will be useful to continue improving the app.

More information about Google Accessibility and the possibility to send feedback is available at this link.

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