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Supersense - Helps the Visually Impaired With the Power of AI

Last updated on Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 07:31 by AbdullahZubair
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Supersense is the smartest and simplest scanner app made for the visually impaired users to read any text format independently.

With the power of AI, Supersense automatically figures out what you are trying to scan, guides you on how to point the camera, and reads the content in the right format. Its unique design minimizes the time and frustrations of scanning and reading text for a visually impaired user.

Full features of Supersense:

  • Smart Scanner: The app looks at the text you are trying to read and the AI figures out whether it is a short text, a book, a currency, or a barcode.
  • Smart Guidance: The app guides you on how to point the camera and finds the best angle to have the most accurate results.
  • Read all sorts of documents, emails, books, currencies, barcodes, or handwriting.
  • Import: Read and explore the text from the photos in your camera roll. Also, you can send them directly from any other apps using the "Supersense Image" tool in your share menu.

Most features work without an internet connection so that the visually impaired user can use it in any situation. The app has full VoiceOver and Talkback support and is available in multiple languages.

Supersense is developed by Mediate, an MIT-spinoff AI start-up based in Boston. Mediate develops innovative computer vision systems with the support of the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

This app is just the first step of their mission to develop groundbreaking AI solutions for people with visual disabilities. They have developed the app with principles of human-centered design and with the assistance of visually impaired users.

They also partnered with many organizations that help the blind and low vision community. If you would like any assistance or help, please email Mediate at They always love to hear ideas and feedback from the visually impaired community.