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  • Giving blind bus riders independence
  • Giving blind bus riders independence
    Thomas Leuthard ©

Giving blind bus riders independence

Using public transport can be difficult for the blind, but an app called StopInfo hopes to change that. By informing blind riders how to find their bus stop, and being integrated into bus tracking app OneBusAway, it's giving them more independence in their travels.



  • Turn the world around you into Braille Turn the world around you into Braille

    Navigating busy city streets can be difficult for the blind. Hoping to make their lives a bit easier, Discover is a concept navigation tool that lets people “feel” their surroundings. It analyses the environment using a camera and then recreates it with a pin surface.

  • Article image Android Wear: making smart watches wearable

    Over 30% of people are interested in buying a smartwatch, but their unwieldy design and poor functionality have put many off. Motorola’s offering hopes to appeal to the masses with a conventional aesthetic and integration of Google Now. Could it finally normalise the smartwatch?

  • Article image How 'wearable' is wearable tech?

    People prefer devices that are unobtrusive, fit into daily life, and look stylish. But do they really want to wear technology on their wrists, faces and around their necks?

  • ‘Smart glasses’ for blind people ‘Smart glasses’ for blind people

    Assistive technology has been limited to guide dogs and canes, but now a pair of ‘smart glasses’, developed by Dr Stephen Hicks, could help blind people navigate unfamiliar places. Using object recognition technology, the glasses translate signs into speech.