Social Distancing App for Blind PeopleWith the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, there is hope on the horizon regarding the pandemic. However, there is still a need to keep a safe distance between you and people that are not part of your inner circle. What's more, it can be challenging for blind and visually impaired people to know that they are at least 6-feet away from others, especially when waiting in line.
A team of IBM scientists has created a social distancing app for blind people. LineChaser is a smartphone app that continuously reports the distance and direction to the last person in a queue so that the blind user can follow the person in front of them without issue. In trials, LineChaser successfully enabled visually impaired users to both find and follow a line.
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