Samsung Expands Galaxy Core Advance Experience with Usability Accessories for the Impaired

March 14, 2014 | Comments | Tomorrow Works

Samsung Electronics has expanded its powerful Galaxy device user experience with three new accessories for users of the Galaxy Core Advance mobile device that require special assistance. The Ultrasonic Cover, Optical Scan Stand, and Voice Label enhance the Galaxy Core Advance with tools for a universally flawless user experience at an affordable price. Through research and in-depth interviews, these accessories were specially designed with the needs of senior and disabled communities in mind.

 

Galaxy Core Adcance Ultrasonic Cover [Front side with the device]
Galaxy Core Adcance Ultrasonic Cover [Tilted with the device]
Galaxy Core Adcance Ultrasonic Cover [Tilted]
Galaxy Core Adcance Ultrasonic Cover[Back side with the device]
Galaxy Core Adcance Ultrasonic Cover[Back side]
Galaxy Core Adcance Ultrasonic Cover[Front side]
Optical Scan Stand with the device [Back side]
Optical Scan Stand with the device
Optical Scan Stand witout the device
Optical Scan Stand
The Voice Label

 

The three new assistive technology accessories, which easily connect with the Galaxy Core Advance, enrich the stock of accessibility features on the device intended to assist disabled and visually impaired users.

 

· The Ultrasonic Cover allows users to detect obstacles and navigate unfamiliar places by sending an alert through a vibration or TTS feedback. By holding the Cover in front of the user, it can enhance a visually impaired user’s awareness of their surroundings by sensing the presence of a person or object up to 2 meters away.

 

· The Optical Scan Stand positions the device to focus on printed materials, automatically activating the Optical Scan application, which recognizes text from an image and reads it aloud to the user. The Optical Scan Stand is particularly useful when a disabled user is alone, automatically initiating the application to read text as soon as paper is sensed on the stand. 

 

· The Voice Label assists users in distinguishing objects by allowing them to make notes and tag voice labels easily on-the-go. With NFC technology enabling a seamless connection to their smartphones, users can record, stop and access their notes. This feature can also help a user distinguish how to use electronics by allowing them to record a short explanation.

 

Galaxy Core Advance extends Galaxy Experience to everyone include senior and disable users. It sports a large 4.7” display and delivers a range of smart features, including S Voice, S Translator, Sound & Shot, Group Play and Easy Mode, providing users with the same unique benefits provided by other products in the popular Galaxy series. These tools join the pre-loaded Light Sensing App, Instant Voice Recorder, and Voice Guided Camera as critical usability and accessibility features specifically designed to extend the Galaxy experience to disabled and visually impaired users.

 

The new Galaxy Core Advance accessories are already available and are offered separately from the device.

 

Samsung plans to expand accessibility of other Galaxy devices in the future.

 

 

Galaxy Core Advance Product Specifications  

 

Network 

HSPA 14.4/5.76 Mbps

GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz (EUR)

HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100MHz (EUR)

Processor 

Krait Dual Core 1.2 GHz

Dimensions

133.3 x 70.5 x 9.7mm, 145g

Display

4.7” WVGA TFT

Memory

1GB RAM + 8GB Internal Memory, microSD up to 64GB

*User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.

Camera

5MP AF + VGA

Battery

2,000 mAh

OS

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz; USB 2.0 H/S; NFC; BT 4.0; GPS + GLONASS

Features & Services

Sound & Shot, Group Play, S Translator, Easy Mode, S Voice, S Beam, Instant Voice Recorder, Optical Scan, Light Sensing, Voice Guidance (TTS, Voice Guided Camera, Text Reader), FM Radio

 

 

*All functionality features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation. 

  • William Tan

    Thumbs up for the unique features of Optical Scan & Light Sensing to differenciate from the everyday android phones, and first of its kind to cater to the needs of elderly and disability persons. :)