App will help blind users navigate Mi...

App will help blind users navigate Minneapolis

There are 5 comments on the TwinCities story from Jul 15, 2014, titled App will help blind users navigate Minneapolis. In it, TwinCities reports that:

Researchers and students at the University of Minnesota are developing a smartphone app to help blind and visually impaired people navigate streets in Minneapolis.

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Slews Sister

Green Bay, WI

#1 Jul 15, 2014
I hope North Minneapolis is not on the app. There should be some kind of a warning. Like a nuclear fallout sound.
Bellweather

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jul 15, 2014
Rest assured the app map will include the "safe zone" to ensure a blind person doesn't wander into a "unsafe zone". The "safe zones" are defined by the Mayor and Police Chief of Minneapolis. I also trust the app map will include the time as a factor of how safe an area is or not.

Advantage of being blind in Minneapolis is that they won't "see" the attackers coming and won't know a hit is about to occur. Ignorance is bliss.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#3 Jul 15, 2014
I did not know there were such things as braille smart phones. What will they think of next? Does it somehow use the magnetometer in the phone to jerk their hand in the right general direction? Or just deliver a shock to the guide dog?
Seattle Slime

Surprise, AZ

#4 Jul 15, 2014
Will they still be able to vote DFL?
Leroy The Babtist

Green Bay, WI

#5 Jul 15, 2014
cantmakeitup wrote:
I did not know there were such things as braille smart phones. What will they think of next? Does it somehow use the magnetometer in the phone to jerk their hand in the right general direction? Or just deliver a shock to the guide dog?
It's a smart phone. They ask it a question, it tells them what to do. Their blind, not def and dumb. I take it your phone is old school.

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