The Microsoft Headset Emits a 3D-Soundscape of Audio as a Guide

By: Meghan Young - Feb 4, 2015
References: microsoft & theverge
Addressing the safety and freedom of the visually impaired is at the heart of this Microsoft headset. It is an exciting piece of wearable technology that creates a 3D-soundscape of audio to guide people confidently through city streets. By providing a reliable system that directs users to their destination, the blind can explore new routes more frequently and less fearfully.

The Microsoft headset also connects to beacon technology to make the walk even more rich with detail. In addition to that connectivity, the Microsoft headset boasts a button that, when pushed, lists nearby places of interest. By fleshing out the walk in this way, it provides the visually impaired with an experience on par with those with sight. The Microsoft headset could make walking around the city much more pleasurable and leisurely activity for blind individuals.