[access-uk] Re: The Eye Cam...

  • From: Richard King <rking689@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2013 15:50:34 +0000

I don't think so? As well as my guide dog, I'm happy for my partner or
my Son or a volunteer shopping buddy to offer this kind of assistance
so there's really no diference to this, is there?

On 12/5/13, Debby McCallan <debramccallan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Wouldn't an I Cam device also take away the sense of independence too?  Just
> a thought.
> Debs
>
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Vincent Thacker
>   To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>   Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 2:42 PM
>   Subject: [access-uk] Re: The Eye Cam...
>
>
>   Good point, Jackie, and the dog is great socially in all sorts of ways. I
> never feel isolated because at the very least I will have doggy
> conversations with people when I['m out and about. Not the answer to Life,
> but a nice bonus.
>
>   Vince.
>
>
>
>
>
>
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>     Message Received: Dec 05 2013, 02:20 PM
>     From: "Jackie Brown"
>     To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>     Cc:
>     Subject: [access-uk] Re: The Eye Cam...
>
>     Yes Vince, I agree. And something else these electronic toys don't give
> you
>     is the character and fun a dog does. This girl of mine is as mad as her
>     owner, and you just can't substitute the loyalty and affection she has
>     brought to both mine and Martin's lives.
>
>     I suppose I would just feel kind of depleted in some way if I stepped
> out
>     without a cane or a dog for guidance. It's fine in a place I know well
> like
>     the house, but to go for a walk or shopping would be really weird
> without
>     something in my hand to guide me.
>
>     Nice one!
>
>
>     Kind regards,
>
>     Jackie Brown
>     Twitter: @thebrownsplace
>     Skype: Thejackmate
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of
>     Vincent Thacker
>     Sent: 05 December 2013 14:14
>     To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>     Subject: [access-uk] Re: The Eye Cam...
>
>     I like the idea of this Eyecam, but only as a secondary aid. My dog has
> one
>     quality that none of this technology has, and that is intelligence.
> He's
>     smart enough to guide me through some very tricky environments, and
> he's
>     only young yet. He's great at walking after dark, too, and I wonder
> whether
>     these cameras are OK in very dark conditions. He doesn't speak yet,
> though I
>     swear he's trying to learn. I'm sure these camera gizmos would be a
> useful
>     supplement to what the dog does, telling me if I'm going somewhere new
> what
>     the street signs say, etc.. I wonder who on earth would be prepared to
> sit
>     there narrating while I have a 4-hour trip to town - great idea, and
> I'm
>     sure the technology is up to it, but probably difficult to achieve the
>     staffing levels you'd need. You'd need some pretty snazzy cameras to
> see
>     everything you'd need to see if you relied on something like an Eyecam.
>
>     Vince.
>
>
>
>
>
>
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>     Message Received: Dec 05 2013, 12:14 PM
>     From: "Jackie Brown"
>     To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>     Cc:
>     Subject: [access-uk] Re: The Eye Cam...
>
>     Hi Richard
>
>     Not sure I could ever get used to just walking about with some sort
>     of iCam
>     for guidance over a cane or dog. The way technology is moving, I bet
>     someone will come up with a futuristic idea. But, for now, I am
>     delighted
>     with my new four-legged German Shepherd acquisition called Bumble,
>     or my
>     trusted old beaten up long cane! (smile). Rather than the iCam, I
>     would
>     prefer a shit detector, but that is another matter for a more
>     general list
>     me thinks.
>
>
>     Kind regards,
>
>     Jackie Brown
>     Twitter: @thebrownsplace
>     Skype: Thejackmate
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
>     Behalf Of
>     Richard King
>     Sent: 05 December 2013 11:15
>     To: access-uk
>     Subject: [access-uk] The Eye Cam...
>
>     How's this for an idea...?
>
>     I was thinking about the recent In Touch programme in relation to
>     Guide dogs and how some are taking matters of training into their
>     own
>     hands etc and I thought wouldn't it be a great idea if we could wear
>     a
>     camera that could be used to guide us remotely with someone talking,
>     audio describing to us, into an ear piece! With technology so quite
>     advanced these days, I don't think that this is so science fiction?
>     a
>     camera could be mounted onto a pair of sunnies or something, giving
>     the volunteer a visual of everything in front of us. Then, speaking
>     into our ear piece, be guiding us around, either outdoors or
>     indoors.
>     Isn't this how Face Time works anyway?
>
>     This could be linked up to family and friends etc, even a bank of
>     volunteers. Not sure that it could be monitised but air time could
>     be
>     purchased in credits, like Tap Tap See? I'm sure that there could be
>     something in providing a service or an app that could perform such a
>     function?
>
>     Does this sound anywhere near feasible?
>     Regards
>     Richard
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