Wayfindr Deploys Beacons in London Tube to Help the Visually Impaired

Wayfindr Deploys Beacons in London Tube to Help the Visually Impaired

Wayfindr, a nonprofit that specializes in audio-based navigation for the visually impaired, has turned to beacons to help the commuters of London. The organization will deploy beacons at the Euston tube station and will test the program through January 2016.

Wired has the details:

The prototype phone application interacts with Bluetooth emitting beacons to provide information on the right way to go. The installation at Euston station follows a successful trial at the much smaller Pimlico station that finished earlier this year.

This is a great example of how beacons can be used beyond advertising. While retail was first to jump on the bandwagon, 2016 will shed light on new, exciting deployments like this.