IDEAL-Cam

Fully-Accessible Remote Emergency Video Support Application

IDEAL-Cam® is an internet-based service that can remotely harnesses the power of an Android smartphone’s camera in support of providing assistance to individuals in emergency situations. This service can also provide assistance to individuals who have questions about something visual that can be viewed through the lens of their Android smartphone camera.  For example, IDEAL-Cam® could be used in support of an individual who is blind needing real-time way-finding help. The minimum requirements for using IDEAL-Cam® is an Android smartphone running Froyo (Android V2.2) with an active data connection.

Instructions:

  1. Download and install “Barcode Scanner” by ZXing Team from Android Market.  Click this link for more information about this free Android application on AndroidZoom. Once installed, use Barcode Scanner to scan the following QR codes. You will then need to take the appropriate action presented on the screen.
  2. Scan the Following QR code to download and install IDEAL-Cam® on your Android Smartphone:
  3. Scan the Following QR code.  It will automatically redirect you to the Mobile Speed Test used to determine the bandwidth of the connection speed of your phone. One your speed has been determined, go to step #4.
  4. Click on the speed of your Android smartphone as determined by the mobile speed test:
    Your Mobile Test Speed Results in Kbps Benchmarks
    (Yellow Rows)
    3,000
    2,900
    2,800
    2,700
    2,600
    2,500 4G (Wimax/HSPA+)
    2,400
    2,300
    2,200
    2,100
    2,000
    1,900
    1,800
    1,700
    1,600
    1,500 Basic DSL
    1,400
    1,300
    1,200
    1,100
    1,000 Fast 3G
    900
    800
    768 Broadband
    700
    600
    500
    400 3G EVDO/HSDPA)
    384 Low DSL
    300
    200
    128 ISDN
    100
    56 Dial-Up
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