While the "beeping" UI here has a specific context and use case based on similar tools that the visually impaired already use, it seems ripe for enhancements with voice and other audio prompts
This use case highlights and draws on some of the things that are truly unique to Tango. With BLE or Cisco-based navigation-quality indoor positioning, for example, our MediNav Navigator could easily help to guide a visually impaired user end-to-end across a large facility, as well as provide location-based information and services that are useful. But it would be only a partial solution at best.
With Tango, on the other hand, we will be able to not only navigate the user, but literally see the environment for them. Tango can recognize spatial relationships and objects in way far more similar to how our own brains do. This makes it possible to help the visually impaired both avoid obstacles on this journey and also embed information about the environment and objects that are useful.
One very simple example of this would be recognizing and being able to guide the user precisely to a water fountain. Or point their device towards a wall, perhaps, and scan and read all the signs and options that are on it. The key point is that almost all of the things in terms of navigating an environment that the "sighted" person takes for granted and are so difficult for the visually impaired now becomes possible again.
There is a good stretch of road ahead to make all this practical as a complete solution and ready in a market sense, but the number of ways that Indoor Navigation + Augmented Reality can be combined for user benefit seem almost endless!
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