Most of us download apps for entertainment purposes, and to put restaurant reviews or shopping deals at our fingertips.
But there are other apps out there, ones that can help change people's lives.
Lke millions of other Americans, Jeff Kramer is color blind. Fortunately for him though, when it comes to picking out his clothes, his wife is more than willing to help him out.
"We've got it down to a science where I'll be walking out and she'll say, 'Stop,' and she'll just go, 'No,' and then you know, back in," Jeff Kramer, Color Blind.
But now when she's not available, there is someone or some thing else Kramer can turn to...his phone. A new smartphone app just released that helps color blind people see what they've been missing.
The Dankam is an adjustable filter that the user can customize to compensate for his or her deficiency. Dankam is named for it's developer, Dan Kaminsky. An internet security expert by day, Kaminsky said he built the app to help a friend who is color blind, and is frankly shocked by how many people he has ended up helping.
Radha Basu is with Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology, and Society. She points to apps that turn mobile phones into microscopes, heart monitors, hearing aids, even ones that help blind people navigate city streets. truly life changing...perhaps life saving applications.
"Problems of society that we never thought we could solve before that are starting to get addressed," Radha Basu, Santa Clara University Center for Science, Technology, and Society.
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