MANI (Mobile Aided Note Identifier) by RBI for Visually Impaired.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been sensitive to the challenges faced by the visually challenged in conducting their day to day business with Indian banknotes. MANI will aid the visually impaired to identify the denomination of Indian banknotes of Mahatma Gandhi Series and Mahatma Gandhi (New) series by capturing the image of the notes placed in front of rear mobile camera. The application will generate audio and non-sonic notification intimating the currency note denomination to the user
The Mani App has capable of identifying the denominations of Mahatma Gandhi Series and Mahatma Gandhi (New) series banknote by checking front or reverse side/part of the note including half folded notes at various holding angles and broad range of light conditions (normal light/day light/low light/ etc.) and has Ability to identify the denomination through audio notification in Hindi/English and non-sonic mode such as vibration (suitable for those with vision and hearing impairment).
After installation, the mobile application does not require internet and works in offline mode and the application has ability to navigate the mobile application via voice controls for accessing the application features wherever the underlying device and operating system combination supports voice enabled controls.
The application is free and can be downloaded from the Android Play Store and iOs App Store without any charges/payment. This mobile application does not authenticate a note as being either genuine or counterfeit.
The RBI does not take any responsibility, and no claim shall lie against the RBI, for the results of the application and for any decisions taken by the users based on the said results. By downloading, accessing or using this application, you signify your assent to this disclaimer. This mobile application does not check or authenticate the genuineness of Indian
MANI utilizes the underlying Talkback feature of Android phones to help visually impaired users to interact with their mobile phone.
Disclaimer – MANI is made available by the RBI at no cost for the guidance of the visually challenged persons in identifying the denomination of Indian Banknotes. The RBI nor any of its authorities nor agencies nor officers nor employees nor advisors give any warranty or make any representation, express or implied, as to the completeness or accuracy of the results given by the application, which may vary on account of difference in conditions, including but not limited to, light, soilage condition of the banknotes and interference from nearby objects. Users may exercise discretion and supplement the results of the app by checking the denomination through other ways of note identification.