WASHINGTON, June 1, 2015 — Visus Technology, Inc. (“Visus” or “VisusTech”), will present today at the 2015 M-Enabling Summit in Washington, DC. Visus means the “power of sight” and is changing lives by empowering the blind, visually impaired and elderly. The company will take part in a session on mobile applications for the visually impaired and other emerging technology in the same area.
Current mobile device hardware has the potential to improve people’s lives. However, the problem with such devices is that the accompanying software is primarily designed to meet the needs of the mainstream user and many applications are inaccessible to non-mainstream users due to the user interfaces and complexity of navigating applications. This issue can become accentuated for the visually impaired, blind and even some elders. Stephen J. McCormack, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Visus, said, “The pre-launch of VelaSense® has been very well received by users with a variety of accessibility challenges and application needs. We provide a broad platform with a diverse suite of applications that complement wearable technology approaches and mobile health products.” Visus provides life changing solutions of mobility, communication, and social networking software for the visually impaired and elderly markets. It is truly a life altering platform that allows users to live more accessible, independent and active lives.
The VelaSense® mobile platform incorporates applications that empower these individuals to lead more independent, productive and fulfilling lives. VelaSense® 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. With VelaSense®, a visually-impaired person will be able to identify objects, and also colors to pick out clothes, determine the denomination of the money in their hand, and read the label of a product at a grocery store.
VelaSense® is available only to Verizon Wireless customers and can be found in the Google Play Store under VelaSense. VelaSense® is supported by Verizon’s 4G LTE network, functions on select Android smartphones operating on version 4.3 or higher and can be found in the Google Play Store under VelaSense. #velasense #visustech @velasense @visustech www.visustech.com @mEnablingSummit #menabling2015 @drsjmccormack