How Mapinhood is keeping pedestrians safe

Even before the coronavirus sent the world reeling, startup iMerciv was already changing lives for the better with its BuzzClip, a wearable device that alerts visually impaired people about obstacles directly in their path. Now, the company is using its resources to also fight COVID-19, launching its new pedestrian navigation app, MapinHood.

The product’s Social Distancing Mode uses historic pedestrian foot traffic data, advising users to avoid busy streets. The app also creates “timed routes” that start and end at one’s residence (for exercise or getting supplies) and warns of COVID-related risks. And it incorporates voluntary survey tools to help track the spread of the virus.

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