This App Lets People Use Your… Eyes?
There are apps to give you food and apps to give you rides, but this app lets YOU give something to help someone else: your eyesight.
It's called "Be My Eyes" and it is has helped TONS of people worldwide.
The founder, Hans Jørgen Wiberg, is a Danish furniture-maker with impaired vision. He struggled with completing daily tasks when a blind friend mentioned he gets help from his relatives via video chats, and thus the idea was born.
The app allows someone to make a request for help and connects the user with a volunteer (who also has the app). From there a video call begins, help is administered, and on both strangers go with their day.
Anything from helping someone pick out the right color shirt, to directing to an aisle in a store, Be My Eyes aids the visually impaired in completing daily tasks -- what a cool idea!
Below is a video of Hans speaking about his app during a Tedx talk in Copenhagen