Cellphone and GPS Come Together to Help the Blind

A new GPS service has been designed to help the blind move around more freely. With a simple Symbian mobile phone, a GPS receiver, and a round-the-clock call center, the system will allow blind people to connect with an operator who will then be able to direct them to where they want to go. This free service is still under development in Italy and in the border areas of nearby countries — Switzerland and France — but should hopefully become available worldwide when the final tests have proved satisfactory. This provides a new technological hope for those who are deprived of one of their essential senses.

Source: BBC News

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