The RealSAM platform is changing the lives of visually impaired people in Australia, the UK and the US. Its an execution of our Real Dialogue Engine designed with talents (capabilities) to aid Blind and Visually Impaired users.
Current interfaces to the RealSAM platform include a Smart Speaker Service, running on both Google and Amazon (Amazon launching February 2021) called RealSAM Speaker and a voice operated handset (based on an android phone) called RealSAM Pocket, which has been sold and supported in a number of English speaking markets since 2017.
The Speaker offers users a voice interface that allows them to search for and stream content such as audio books from a variety of libraries, talking newspaper collections, podcasts, talking magazines and Radio Stations. No other assistive technology in the area has close to the level of power and sophistication to conduct searches for content with a Natural Language Understanding Engine as the backend.
The Handset offers all the features of the Smart Speaker, but in addition has voice controlled communications talents (making calls, sending and reading texts, adding and editing contacts). It is also an assistive technology device, offering a variety of demanded voice operated tools such as a talking world watch and weather advisor, Smart Reminder system, Emergency Alarm, Navigation Tools, Video Magnifier and the remarkable Be My Eyes.
The RealSAM platform is actively improving the lives of members of the Blind and Visually Impaired Community.
In the UK, the Royal National Institute of the Blind joint ventured with Realthing Ai to launch the product with their books and magazines, initially naming it in RNIB In Your Pocket. In the USA, Our RealSAM platform was selected via competitive tender to prototype the National Library Service arm of the Library of Congress, to be their chosen platform for delivering their audio book Library.