The AudiblEye App Uses Beacon Technology to Guide the Blind

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Mar 27, 2016
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AudiblEye is a brilliant new visual assistance app, Bowling Green State University graduatedeveloped by Jerrod Witt, that is designed to make it a little less challenging for people who are blind or suffer from limited vision to navigate the environment.

This visual assistance app brings together building maps and beacon technology to guide users to wherever it is that they need to go. Available for free download from the Apple App Store, the app works thanks to Witt's ingenious idea to create scaled down blueprints of buildings and affixing Bluetooth beacons. This enables users to be guided in a customized manner that takes into account their location.

Currently active at the offices of the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, this innovative smartphone assistance app once expanded will enrich the lives of the blind and visually impaired.