VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland has developed an audio guidance system on mobile phone for the visually impaired.
The system combines GPS and mobile phone with Internet access to keep in touch with databases such as public transport routes and schedules, roadworks, news, weather services, and other information useful for blind people. The application plans the journey and guides the user through a voice-enabled feature, informing him of the arrival of the vehicle and the stop where he has to hop off.
The service, so far only available in Finnish, wants also to appeal to people with normal eyesight but no sense of direction and people travelling a lot in their work.
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