Sketchbook: Grocery Shopping

Prompt: Think of what difficulties someone with low vision (20/70 to 20/200) might encounter in going grocery shopping at a new store. Come up with a mobile app or wearable device that helps make the shopping experience easier.


Feedback from classmates:

  • How successful is the object recognition? Could it tell apart an apple and an orange?
  • Hand camera might be difficult in practice if the person is holding onto the grocery cart or has a basket in his or her hand and needs to grab something with the other hand.
  • Liked the glasses camera with speaker — could attract some attention, but if it’s small and quiet enough, people might not notice it.
  • The app could be useful but slow. But money/object recognition scanner could boost a feeling of independence.