VelaSense Object Recognition Technology for the Blind was unveiled at Baruch College's CCVIP 8th Annual Conference

NEW YORK, NY -- Object recognition technology has a unique and powerful benefit for the blind, visually impaired and elderly. The VelaSense mobile platform incorporates applications that empower these individuals to lead more independent, productive and fulfilling lives. VelaSense will now incorporate Object Recognition Technology which will allow users to identify objects from a one million object database, that is ever expanding, as well as create customized object databases for personal use.

Visus Technology was founded for the purpose of developing integrated solutions to improve the quality of life for people with all levels of visual impairment or mobile device accessibility needs. VelaSense completely revolutionizes the use of mobile phones by making them more accessible through incorporating new computer vision applications along with life management tools. VelaSense is now available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers and will operate on select Android phones with an operating system that is version 4.3 or higher.

Karen Gourgey, the Director of The Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP) at Baruch College said, "Visus Technology has been doing incredibly innovative user-centered research in the field of assistive mobile technology. It is thrilling to see that they have brought it to the marketplace. A major focus of this annual Conference at the Baruch College Computer Center for Visually Impaired People, (CCVIP), is to let the community of blind and visually impaired people know what new and exciting products have become available."

"The VelaSense platform continues to incorporate new tools and applications to enhance independence and empower users to be more connected to friends, associates and loved ones," said Dr. Stephen J. McCormack, Chairman and CEO of Visus Technology.

VelaSense is a comprehensive accessibility platform that provides solutions for visually impaired users, elders and others with accessibility issues. This platform has been rigorously developed through continuous and direct user feedback with Android-based smartphones and a functional emphasis on unique applications geared to the visually impaired. VelaSense provides improved ease-of-use, better efficiency and increased task execution speed while performing common smartphone functions such as voice calls, text messages, emailing and contacts management.

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