Whenever Samsung announces its new flagship devices, it announces a plethora of official accessories for the device as well. These accessories mainly consist of protective cases, designer covers, screen protectors, wireless charging back covers, and more. With the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung will be taking it to the next level. It has come to our attention that Samsung is developing an Ultrasonic Cover, which is targeted towards people with vision-related disabilities, for the Galaxy Note 4.
According to our sources, the cover consists of an ultrasonic sensor which detects nearby objects in front of the person and provides feedback, appropriately. Users will also be able to change the range of ultrasonic signals and choose between three levels: short, middle and long. However, as the user increases the range of ultrasonic signals, the width of the area covered by the ultrasonic sensor will get narrower.
We were able to obtain exact description of the accessory, thanks to our insider, from a Note 4 prototype.
“The Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This Product is a non-medical device.
It cannot replace a cane and should never be used as a mobility aid or substitute for any mobility aid tool. It must always be used in combination with a cane, a dog guide, or a human guide because, by itself, it does not provide information necessary for safe travel.
We strongly recommend you to educate yourself fully and abide by the operating procedures of this manual before your first use. Furthermore, we encourage you to train yourself with how to use the Product and be sure to have fully understood how the Product works correctly. We are not responsible for or liable for any misuse of the Product or incorrect interpretation of the Product manual. While using the Product in training, it is strongly recommended that you work with a sighted friend who can give you visual feedback, particularly when you work with more advanced skills.
The Product does not detect drop-offs. When doing exercises that require hand scanning, make sure that you use an area without steps or drop-offs, and without car or pedestrian traffic.
The Product does not provide the scope and detail of information obtained through vision and the coverage area/range may vary due to circumstances.
Users should always remove headphones from their ears when approaching and crossing intersections or when walking through areas that include business driveways, parking lots, or alleyswhere traffic might cross the path of travel.
For further warnings and disclaimers, please refer to the Product manual.”
We think that this is one of the most useful accessory Samsung has ever created, as this Ultrasonic Cover can really help disabled people and drastically improve their lives. The cover should get unveiled at Samsung's UNPACKED 2014 Episode 2 event in Berlin on September 3, alongside the Galaxy Note 4, as long as the development goes on smoothly.