Your New Eye


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After studying the article “The Typology of Human Capability”, I found an Application for iPhone and iPod Touch that seems the perfect example of technology used to assist humans in their everyday life by expanding the capabilities and knowledge.

Its name is Metro Paris Subway and claims that is “Your new eye”. It is an augmented reality application, which improves the senses of humans by broadening the perspective of an individual. Furthermore, it enables users to see in real time on the screen of the iPhone the nearest stations and some points of interest using the camera live view.

The invaluable characteristic of this app is the fact that incorporates all four values of The Typology of Human Capability helping users to link to each other, organize their everyday life, perform in an easier way with enhanced capabilities and finally improves the act of sensing by giving feedback of what they see in real time.

As you can see in the photos, by pointing your camera to some buildings or streets it shows you some points of interest such as nearest restaurants, cafés or taxi stations. By doing the same thing it also gives you information about the nearest metro stations and their distance from where you are positioned.

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