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Hans Jørgen Wiberg (app inventor):
tel. (+45) 60 85 86 87 // skypename: hans.jorgen.wiberg
press@bemyeyes.org
Located in Denmark – Central European Time Zone

Christian Erfurt (CEO)
tel. +1 (415) 738 – 9711
Mail: christian@bemyeyes.org
Located in Copenhagen – Central European Time Zone

Alexander Hauerslev Jensen (Partnerships and Business Development)
tel. +1 (415) 960 – 9070
Mail: alexander@bemyeyes.org
Located in Copenhagen – Central European Time Zone

About Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes makes life easier for people with a visual impairment by connecting them with sighted helpers through a smartphone app. This allows people with a visual impairment to handle big and small tasks, while the sighted get the joy of helping someone in need in an easy and informal way.

For you, it only takes a minute to choose the right can from the shelf, look at the expiration date on the milk or find the right thing to eat in the fridge. For the visually impaired, small domestic tasks are big challenges. Be My Eyes is changing that!

Be My Eyes is the first app on the market, which allows people with a visual impairment to get in contact with sighted helpers via a direct video call. The system is built as a shuffle-call system that forwards the call until answered, establishing a connection to the first available helper.

Promo video

Be My Eyes at TEDx Copenhagen

Featured in the Press

English

  • NPR – Help A Blind Person Identify Everyday Things, Via Smartphone App
  • Business Wire – Zendesk Launches Partnership With Be My Eyes to Support Socially Minded Startups
  • The Daily Beast – You Can Be a Blind Person’s Eyes
  • NBC – ‘Be My Eyes’ app let’s vision-impaired people crowdsource sight
  • Fast Company – This App Lets You Lend Your Eyes To The Blind When They Need To See Something
  • CNN Money – App helps blind people see
  • ABC News – Tech Breakthrough Helps The Blind See
  • CBS News – Be My Eyes’ app helps blind people do everyday things
  • Fox News – New mobile app offers eyesight to visually-impaired people
  • Mashable – If you’re blind, this app makes strangers your eyes
  • The Daily Telegraph – ‘Micro-volunteer’ your time to help the blind
  • Business Insider – The 13 best new apps you might have missed recently
  • The Guardian – Charity apps are supporting people and helping to find new volunteers
  • BBC Radio 4 – Simulating Blindness, Blind Darts, ‘Be My Eyes’ App
  • Hufington Post – Help The Blind Through Video Chat With This New App
  • Tech Crunch – Be My Eyes Lets You Help A Visually-Impaired Person See Via Their Phone’s Video Camera
  • CBS Evening News – Be My Eyes app brings new meaning to iPhone
  • Low Vision Radio – Interview with the Be My Eyes App Creator, Hans Jørgen Wiberg
  • Russia Today – Thousands sign up to assist blind via new ‘Be My Eyes’ app
  • Product Hunt – Product Hunt Predicts the Tech Hits of 2016
  • TedX – Be My Eyes: Hans Jørgen Wiberg at TEDxCopenhagen

Spanish

  • CNN en Espanol – La tecnología al servicio de los invidentes
  • MediaTrends – Be my eyes, la app que devuelve la vista a los ciegos

German

  • Zeit – Durchblick für alle
  • LAVIVA – Guckst du für mich?

Hungarian

  • Origo – A Be My Eyes alkalmazás

Portugeese

  • P3 – Be My Eyes: com esta app podes ser os olhos de um cego
  • Bol – Aplicativo transforma usuários em “olhos” de deficientes visuais (Brazil)

Luxembourgish

  • RTL – Be My Eyes – eng aussergewéinlech App

Danish

  • DR1 – TV Avisen
  • DR – Pengemagasinet
  • Berlingske – Ny app forbinder frivillige og blinde
  • Politiken – Blind borrows impaired volunteers’ eyes

Thai

  • MacThai – แนะนำแอพ Be My Eyes ให้คุณเป็นดวงตาแทนคนตาบอด รองรับภาษาไทย ใช้ได้จริง !!

Korean

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