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These bluetooth buttons can help visually impaired people find their way around easier.

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Source: Mic/YouTube

How? The buttons, called Pips and invented by a senior researcher at British company Nominet, are linked to one another via bluetooth and set off beeps to the next button once one is pushed.

If you arrange them a path throughout the house, say up the stairs and to the visually impaired person's bedroom, the buttons can guide their steps through hearing:

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Source: Mic/YouTube

The buttons are just prototypes at the moment, but with more researchers working on them, they have the potential to significantly improve the day-to-day functionality of visually impaired people.

Watch the full video below:

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