RightHear announced the U.S. launch of its orientation and navigation system for the blind and visually impaired, which provides real-time voice cues through a smartphone to navigate public buildings using Bluetooth beacon sensors located in the buildings.
The sensors are installed by the building staff by attaching them to the wall with a sticker, and sensor locations are determined in consultation with RightHear, according to the company in a press release.
The system includes an administrator dashboard, allowing the building staff to program and control the whole system optimally, according to the needs of blind and visually impaired visitors and employees, according to the press release. The system is suitable for any type of public building, including complex buildings such as shopping malls, corporations, universities, municipalities, airports, museums, supermarkets, hotels and restaurants.
The RightHear system is currently in use in more than 600 buildings and complexes, mainly in Israel, according to the company.
The RightHear smartphone app is available for free download on both Android and iOS and can immediately connect with RightHear Bluetooth beacons.