Sound Mapping

Apps that specialize in sound-mapping enhance accessibility and health

Implications - Sound mapping apps are becoming increasingly prevalent, and have applications in everything from helping individuals with visual impairments, to allowing individuals with noise sensitivities to avoid certain areas. Such apps are often crowdsourced and are evidence that a grassroots approach to social causes like accessibility is often the most effective way to create impactful change.
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Apr 16 - Mar 18
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Narrative Visual Impairment Apps - Microsoft's 'Seeing AI' Can Narrate the World Around You
SCORE 4.4
This Year and Average 357 Clicks Pub: Jul 14, 17
Narrative Visual Impairment Apps
Microsoft's 'Seeing AI' Can Narrate the World Around You
Microsoft’s ‘Seeing AI’ is a new development that’s proving that artificial intelligence has a purpose that extends past entertainment value. ‘Seeing AI’ is a... [More]
Urban Noise-Scoring Platforms - 'HowLoud' Calculates the Loudness Factor for Different Neighborhoods
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Untested 205 Clicks Pub: Apr 26, 16
Urban Noise-Scoring Platforms
'HowLoud' Calculates the Loudness Factor for Different Neighborhoods
‘HowLoud’ is a new service that helps prospective buyers or renters figure out how noisy a neighborhood will be. When moving to a new area, few consumers consider the level of sound... [More]
Sound-Mapping Restaurant Apps - iHEARu Uses Crowdsourcing to Measure Noise Levels in Restaurants
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This Year and Average 70 Clicks Pub: Feb 7, 18
Sound-Mapping Restaurant Apps
iHEARu Uses Crowdsourcing to Measure Noise Levels in Restaurants
You’ve surely heard of restaurant apps that allow you to browse and locate restaurants based on proximity, price preference or type of cuisine, but iHEARu is a completely novel app that uses... [More]
Location Noise-Measuring Apps - NoiseCapture Helps Users Record Noise Levels Wherever They Are
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This Quarter and Mild 75 Clicks Pub: Mar 1, 18
Location Noise-Measuring Apps
NoiseCapture Helps Users Record Noise Levels Wherever They Are
NoiseCapture is an app that was designed to evaluate and map the sound levels in users’ environments, and record noise levels to turn it into data that anyone can anonymously share with other... [More]
Assistive Noise Navigation Apps - Microsoft's Soundscape Apps Helps People with Visual Impairments
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This Quarter and Mild 35 Clicks Pub: Mar 1, 18
Assistive Noise Navigation Apps
Microsoft's Soundscape Apps Helps People with Visual Impairments
Microsoft has introduced the Soundscape app, which is compatible with iPhones and gives individuals with visual impairments enhanced awareness of their environment as they navigate densely populated... [More]
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