The Minnesota Department of Transportation has funded a University of Minnesota research to develop a smartphone application that will help the visually impaired pedestrians navigate through construction zones. The app uses GPS and Bluetooth technologies to detect work zones and send an audible message to guide the user regarding how and when to cross the intersections safely.
Publication Date: March 31, 2014
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Publication Types: Articles; News and Other Non-research Articles
Topics: Accessibility; Bluetooth Technology; Global Positioning System; Mobile Applications; Pedestrian Safety; Smartphones; Visually Impaired Persons; Work Zones