Android deserves augmented reality

Android, Google’s mobile development platform, has attracted a really useful app.  Enkin takes your location, camera input, and other info, and renders a customized meaningful overlay: where your car is in the lot, where the nearest noodle shop is, etc.  This kind of personal guidance would be tremendously valuable for those with cognitive disabilities, permitting independent living and travel.  Add audio output and you have a wayfinding device for blind users.  Add a transcription service and you have live captions, superimposed on the conversation.

Enkin: digitized signage for your Android device – Engadget

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