App Helps The Blind Know When Someone Is Smiling At Them
Can you imagine not being able to see your loved ones smile? A smile is one of the most beautiful things a person can do. After all, a smile is contagious and powerful! Blind adults talk about remembering when they could see a smile or never experiencing the sight of a smile at all. We often take these 'small' joys for granted. But what if you couldn't see your wife or husband smile at you? Heartbreaking, right?
Listerine, a Johnson & Johnson company, has come out with an app that senses when someone is smiling. Blind people can now feel a vibration when someone within 15 feet of them is smiling. They have been robbed of their sight, but they can now gain the happiness of a smile!
Chloe a young blind woman, featured in the video, talks about her life without sight and how this app has affected her. She makes us realize we have to stop taking our sight, more specifically the sight of a smile, for granted!
“When I first got [the app] I thought it was going to be a bit of fun, but actually it’s really special,” she says in the clip. “It’s something that people just take for granted, knowing that they’re being smiled at. But when you don’t know that, you’re kind of missing that interaction, so when you know you’re being smiled at, it kind of makes you feel like, ah, that’s nice, someone smiled at me.”
H/T The Mighty