Talk about how mobile technology is helping solve real-world problems. Samsung announced a trio of accessories for users of the Galaxy Core Advance that require special assistance. The Ultrasonic Cover, Optical Scan Stand and Voice Label are made to assist disabled and visually impaired users.
The Ultrasonic Cover allows users to detect obstacles and navigate unfamiliar places by sending an alert through a vibration or TTS feedback. It enhances a visually impaired user’s awareness of their surroundings by sensing the presence of a person or object up to 2 meters away.
The Optical Scan Stand is made to read printed materials, automatically activating the Optical Scan application to read text as soon as paper is “sensed” on the stand.
The Voice Label assists users in distinguishing objects by allowing them to make notes and tag voice labels easily on-the-go. With NFC technology enabling a seamless connection to their smartphones, users can record, stop and access their notes. This in turn can also help a user distinguish how to use electronics by allowing them to record a short explanation.
The best part is that the new Galaxy Core Advance accessories are already available with Sammy planning to expand accessibility of other Galaxy devices in the future. Way to go!