e-Glance is a virtual reality App that allows blind people to explore unknown indoors, which are created from the real world, just they need their smartphone. The phone notifies the user of the presence of relevant objects and structures within the scenario autonomously and at the request of the participant. The App provides autonomy, satisfaction and security when performing the virtual visit, because it is designed with proven sensitive interfaces with a group of blind participants, to ensure that the information provided by the application is sufficiently clear and precise.
Virtualized scenarios allow the blind to have a satisfying, secure, without apprehension experience; The mobile recognizes the position and orientation of the blind person in the virtual world and provides information at the request of the user through the use of sensitive interfaces, to give him security and confidence.
The interfaces were developed with blind people during the whole creation and testing process, achieving that the product fits the blind needs.
Unlike other projects, it is used indoors and does not require external devices or GPS to make virtual tours. Free trial scenarios and low-cost real places applications will be available
“e-Glance allows the blind to make a virtual visit to the interiors and to become familiar with the space before visiting it”
“For a blind person the main obstacles are inside a building, the exterior is quite controlled”
Blind Population in Spain, Europe and Latin America
José Javier Serrano Olmedo
Center for Biomedical Technology
Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Area
Centre of Support for Technological Innovation – UPM