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Visual Assistance Apps

The AudiblEye App Uses Beacon Technology to Guide the Blind

— March 27, 2016 — Tech
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.


Trend Themes
1. Visual Assistance Apps - The AudiblEye app showcases the potential of visual assistance apps to enhance mobility for the visually impaired using beacon technology.
2. Beacon Technology - The use of beacon technology in AudiblEye demonstrates the disruptive potential of this technology in enhancing navigation and accessibility for people with limited vision.
3. Customized Navigation - AudiblEye's customized navigation approach represents a disruptive innovation opportunity in the field of visual assistance apps, catering to individual needs and locations.
Industry Implications
1. Mobile App Development - The AudiblEye app highlights the need for and potential growth of the mobile app development industry in creating innovative solutions to assist the visually impaired.
2. Accessibility - The AudiblEye app underscores the significance of the accessibility industry in providing inclusive solutions for the visually impaired population.
3. Assistive Technology - AudiblEye's integration of beacon technology presents an opportunity for disruptive innovation in the assistive technology industry, enhancing the navigation capabilities of visually impaired individuals.
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