Helping the blind – a use for iBeacons

San Francisco Airport testing beacon system for blind travelers (Josh Lowensohn/The Verge)
[Via Techmeme]

Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
San Francisco Airport testing beacon system for blind travelers  —  App will tell visually-impaired travelers, and eventually everyone, what’s around them at all times  —  San Francisco Airport is testing out location-aware beacons to help visually-impaired people navigate around …

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So iBeacons can be used for something other than selling us stuff or coupons. Nice.