Hear live camera views with The vOICe
The voice learning edition software translates images from a pc camera (webcam, camera glasses) into soundscapes that you hear via your stereo headphones, thus targeting sensory substitution applications for the blind, and even synthetic vision. Some blind people wear it daily with a wearable setup to 'see' their environment as they go around, while other blind people (blind from birth) use it to experience for the very first time what vision is like.
The voice uses pitch for height and loudness for brightness in a left to right scan of any view. Apart from using a webcam or equivalent video capture device, images may also be imported from an image file (control o) or acquired with a flatbed scanner (control q).
The voice learning edition runs on windows 95 through xp, vista and windows 7, and is best used with a mobile pc such as a small notebook pc or netbook.