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The Samsung Ultrasonic Phone Cover Assists the Blind in New Areas

 - Mar 17, 2014
References: samsungmobilepress & theverge
The 'Samsung Ultrasonic' phone cover makes navigating new areas for the blind less daunting. For the blind who do not use the assistance of seeing-eye dogs or a cane, this is the perfect accessory for their smartphone.

The 'Samsung Ultrasonic' acts like echo location for your phone. Your phone will send you notifications by either vibrations or voice commands when you are about to walk into a person or if there is an obstacle nearby that you want to avoid that is within a two-meter radius around you.

The cover allows your phone to "detect, scan, and read text on paper placed below it out loud." Not being able to see while out in public is hard when you must rely on familiarity and the kindness of strangers. The 'Samsung Ultrasonic' brings a new wave of innovations geared towards people living with disabilities.