EyeSight - The App that Replaces Handheld Magnifiers and CCTV's
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EyeSight by SightTech was developed for users with visual impairments to be the most intuitive magnification and color enhancement tool in iOS history.
Designed to utilize the newest iPad's technology, EyeSight allows anyone to magnify any printed material up to 12X, simply by using a few hand gestures with your iOS 5 device. In addition to magnification, you can toggle through 6 distinct color-contrast combinations to suit your individal preferences and visual enhancement needs. When EyeSight is combined with the use of a table-top stand, your iPad becomes the equivalent of a CCTV. When combined with an HDMI TV screen, EyeSight utilizes iPad’s built-in iOS mirroring capabilities, allowing for the magnification of small text up to 100X or more!
Utilizing EyeSight makes one thing especially clear: old, single function, hand-held magnifiers and CCTV's are finally a thing of the past!
EyeSight offers six color-contrast settings that were specifically designed based on the most common types of color blindness. The color enhancements available on the Eye Sight app are:
1. Normal (Full Color)
2. Enhanced Positive (Black on White)
3. Enhanced Negative (White on Black)
4. Yellow on Blue
5. Yellow on Black
6. Blue on White
EyeSight works with common hand gestures within iOS 5 technology to deliver the easiest, most intuitive user interface available today. It's as simple as A, B, C…
A) Use the reverse-pinch gesture in combination with the device's camera to increase magnification.
B) Use the single-finger-single-tap gesture to toggle through the different color settings.
C) Use the two-finger-double-tap gesture to capture a screenshot of your image for emailing, note taking, and more.
D) To bring up the EyeSight settings menu at any time, simply touch the icon located in the bottom right hand corner of the screen (when the home button is on the left).
From the EyeSight Settings Menu, users can easily toggle their iDevice's camera flash settings ON/OFF. For best results, SightTech recommends the flash be turned ON in low-light situations.
When EyeSight is used in conjunction with a table-top stand, your iPad becomes a hand-held magnifier and CCTV. Please visit our website www.sighttech.us for a list of third-party stands that SightTech recommends.
EyeSight was designed specifically to utilize technology found exclusively in the newest iPad release. For best results, use EyeSight in conjunction with the third-generation iPad. SightTech strongly recommends using EyeSight with the New iPad or iPhone 4S.
Average battery life for iDevices running EyeSight is 6+ hours.
Due to the use of gestures, please disable VoiceOver when using Eyesight.
What's New in Version 1.0.7
Bug Fix for rotation issues in iOS 6.1.2
I've called for technical support five times in the last two weeks and nobody has ever returned my calls. The color modes change easily, the freeze frame always comes up with an error message that does not guide you to fix, and support has never gotten back to me with help finding a mount to stabilize. Hand held, the distortion is a problem. Very expensive for what you get. Does not live up to promise. Would not recommend this app to my patients/clients at this time until they improve this app/fix bugs and improve their customer service!
Warning! Does not do what it says
This app says that it replaces handheld digital magnifiers and it does not. The interface is clunky and changes colors with one touch which means you have to click through all the available color combinations to get back to normal view. Does not stabilize like a video magnifier and is poor for distance. It does magnify close up slightly better than the camera but is not worth the money. Stay away from this app!
One big scam
Why isn't there some kind of consumer protection for apps like this. The magnification doesn't work any better than simply reading using the zoom on the camera. The flash won't stay on in low light situations. I am legally blind and don't have much expendable income so this was a lot of money to throw away on something that might be worth about $2. Shame on you and shame on Apple for not providing consumer recourse.