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Safety guidance for visually impaired people using QR to be introduced at Tokyo Metro 5 stations

Tokyo Metro announced on the 18th that it has developed a system that guides the visually impaired people safely in a station by reading a QR code on the Braille block with the camera of the smartphone and guiding the direction and distance by voice. It will be introduced at 5 stations in Tokyo from the 27th.

Written with extracts translated from The Hokkaido Shimbun

January 18 2021

Tokyo Metro announced on the 18th that it has developed a system that guides the visually impaired people safely in a station by reading a QR code on the Braille block with the camera of the smartphone and guiding the direction and distance by voice. It will be introduced at 5 stations in Tokyo from the 27th.

According to Tokyo Metro, after downloading the dedicated app to your smartphone and registering as a member, you will be able to use the app if you take a course from the staff of the Tokyo Metropolitan Welfare Association for the Blind. Only iPhone is compatible with smartphones.

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