In this episode, Thomas Domville introduces us to an iOS app called "OKO - AI copilot for the blind." Designed specifically for the visually impaired, OKO uses advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to assist in navigating intersections. OKO's pedestrian traffic light function provides users with haptic and audio feedback, similar to a physical APS system, to identify the current state of the pedestrian traffic light. In addition to a walk-through of the app, Thomas gives us a live demonstration of OKO at an intersection.
By AppleVis, 21 March, 2023
AppleVisPodcast1524.mp3 (24.16 MB)
OKO does not work on my 13 pro
I installed OKO and allowed it to use my location. After that, all I get is "direct touch area." I flicked to Direct Touch, flicked it on, then nothing, nada, no speech.
Alternative to OKO, WalkAssist
WalkAssist is a similar app that is also free and works for me.
App store link: https://apps.apple.com/my/app/walkassist/id1615852366
WalkAssist not as accurate as OKO
I've been using OKO for the last few weeks on my iPhone SE-3 and so far it's been 100% accurate. I've tested it at small to large intersections and it never disappoints. Prior to OKO, I used WalkAssist and it was very hit an miss. OKO is a great addition to my toolbox and compliments my O&M skills nicely.
RE: OKO does not work on my 13 pros
Hi turner42, after you launch Oko. Make sure the Direct Touch is turn off for that app and check to ensure the Screen Recognition is also turned off for that app. Hopefully, that will help. HTH.