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Advanced Technology to Assist Travelers with Visual Impairments
The upper half of a white android type robot is shownImagine if you stepped off a subway car, onto a busy platform and were met with a robot that could guide you through the station and out into the city. As a visually impaired person, could this make independent travel a less stressful task?

Researchers are looking at how robotics could make it easier for visually impaired people to navigate. Already being implemented are strategies involving beacons that can be read by mobile phones to guide users throughout subway stations. See the full story here.

It will be interesting to see what advanced assistive technology will be developed over the next few years and how it will impact travel for people with visual impairments.

What would you love to see created in the assistive technology sphere?

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