This Company Developed Bluetooth Buttons to Help Visually Impaired People Navigate


These bluetooth buttons can help visually impaired people find their way around easier.


How? The buttons, called Pips and invented by a senior researcher at British company Nominet, are linked to one another via bluetooth and set off beeps to the next button once one is pushed.

If you arrange them a path throughout the house, say up the stairs and to the visually impaired person's bedroom, the buttons can guide their steps through hearing:


The buttons are just prototypes at the moment, but with more researchers working on them, they have the potential to significantly improve the day-to-day functionality of visually impaired people.

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