Technology can lead to many problems if misused. But it also achieves the opposite. Make our life a lot easier. Now, Google has an application for people with special needs that works wonders. For those who can’t move their hands or arms, Google has an app that lets you talk with your eyes. Best of all, Portuguese support is now available. The Look To Speak app currently supports 17 languages and can be downloaded from the Play Store.
Google: This app lets you speak Portuguese with your eyes!
Languages supported from the start are Arabic (Modern Arabic), Bengali, German, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (LatAm), French, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Portuguese, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Vietnamese.
Regardless of the language, this app continues with various machine learning algorithms that track eye movements through the front camera. The user interface has two columns with the most frequently used phrases and words to choose from and just look left or right together.
I’ve tested the system and it works fantastic and with great precision. So we’re going to use our eyes to select the available options between the right and left columns until we make the final decision. So what we say is played back on the smartphone!
This is undoubtedly very useful for people with special needs. With time, and with habit, it is possible to communicate in much simpler ways.
However, we can also customize the app with additional vocabulary and terms. The eye sensitivity can also be adjusted.
It is true that this does not completely replace other more advanced assistant machines. However, it is very important for mobility as it is used everywhere. It’s completely free for Android smartphones.