At Envision, we have always been at the cutting edge of technology and innovation, with which we disrupt the old-fashioned norms of assistive technology for the better. Our latest game-changer is Ask Envision, a powerful new feature on the Envision Glasses that leverages GPT-4 by OpenAI to provide simple yet powerful virtual assistance to better access information and understand the world around us.
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How does the Ask Envision feature work?
The Ask Envision feature allows Envision Glasses customers to ask questions about a piece of text or document they have just scanned, such as a menu card, electricity bill, or cooking instructions, and ask questions about the content.
To start using this feature, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Grab your favorite cooking recipe and scan it in with Scan Text or Batch Scan
Step 2: Once the Reader is open and is speaking out loud the contents of the document, to start asking questions, you can press for 2 to 3 seconds and release the Hinge Button, until you hear a chime, then ask your question and wait for the virtual assistant to answer you. The Hinge Button is located where the titanium frame meets the plastic body of your Envision Glasses. Found on the top of the body of the glasses. If you have trouble locating it, please tap here to access a video tutorial, which you can show to a sighted friend for assistance.
Step 3: Feel free to ask any questions such as:
- How many ingredients does this recipe need?
- Do I need eggs for this recipe?
- How long do I have to bake the brownie for?
- Can you convert 350 Fahrenheit to Celsius?
Step 4: After the question is asked, your Envision Glasses will say 'Envision is answering your question' and you will hear a reply.
Step 5: To continue asking more questions you can press 2 to 3 seconds and release the Hinge Button as many times as you wish. Please note that each question should be asked separately, and currently, voice prompts are only supported in English, however, the output can be in any of the Supported Reading Languages by Envision Glasses. For instance, if you would like to translate a document from Spanish to English. After scanning the document, you can use Ask Envision and ask a question along the lines of: 'Could you translate this information into English?' Envision Glasses will then provide you with the translation.
With Ask Envision, people who are blind or have low vision can access any text-based content with ease. The feature enhances independence, creating enjoyable experiences without having to rely on others. To learn more about the benefits of this feature, see our blog post Introducing Ask Envision: A Game-changer for the Blind and Low Vision Community
Watch the video below to see how to use the new feature in more detail.
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