Samsung adds an ultrasonic cover to the Galaxy Core Advance

Samsung adds an ultrasonic cover to the Galaxy Core Advance

Ultrasonic detection to help the blind

Samsung is introducing three new accessibility-oriented accessories for the Galaxy Core Advance made specifically to help the disabled or visually impaired.

The first, and perhaps most impressive, of the three accessories is an Ultrasonic Cover that uses sound waves to detect people and objects ahead of the users. It's nowhere near a bat(man)'s echolocation but it can send out obstruction sensing sound waves up two-meters away.

After detecting an object, the cover will inform visually impaired users if they're getting close though vibration and spoken alerts.

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The Optical Scan Stand was defintiely made for home use

Another accessory Samsung announced for its low cost smartphone was the Optical Scan Stand. The accessory is essentially a scanner set on a stand that reads any printed materials passing in front of its sensor.

Once the user taps on the Optical Scan application on Galaxy Core Advance the device will automatically recognize and read the text out loud.

Samsung's last little helper another accessory is called the Voice Label, which allows the user to identify objects with their phone and make notes or tag voice labels to them. Voice labeling works with all NFC-enabled electronics and it's meant to help the visually impaired with distinguish their devices and recording a short explanation on how to use them.

The new Galaxy Core Advance accessories are already available and Samsung noted it has plans to expand the accessibility of its other Galaxy devices in the future.

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Source : techradar[dot]com

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