You may not really need an Ultrasonic Cover to get around while using your smartphone, but Samsung is developing one for the Galaxy Note 4 nonetheless, SamMobile has learned. In case you’ve never heard of an Ultrasonic Cover before, it’s designed to help people with vision disabilities and can detect objects nearby thanks to an embedded ultrasonic sensor that provides feedback to the user. Galaxy Note 4 owners will be able to set three levels of range for the ultrasonic beam, including short, middle and long.
Samsung already has an Android smartphone that comes with various accessories meant to help people with disabilities better manage their devices, the Galaxy Core Advance, which also comes with such an Ultrasonic Cover case.
On the other hand, it’s not exactly clear why a visually challenged person would want to purchase a smartphone with a display as big as the Galaxy Note 4’s in the first place, as there might be better choices around. Unfortunately, Samsung appears to be developing this handy case only for the Galaxy Note 4 and the aforementioned Galaxy Core Advanced (a 4.7-inch smartphone) at this time.
A thorough description of the product, as obtained by SamMobile from its insiders, and an image of the Galaxy Core Advanced’s Ultrasonic Cover picture follow below.
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 alleys where traffic might cross the path of travel.
For further warnings and disclaimers, please refer to the Product manual.
This article was originally published on BGR.com