Garry Homer

You may never have heard of NFC (Near Field Communications), but almost certainly you have used it. NFC, a branch of RFID, has many actual and potential uses, including systems for the visually impaired, the deaf and others who might benefit from assisted living, so says Garry Homer, Professor of Technology Transfer and Director of the IT Futures Centre.

A recent project, for example, integrated NFC into an application to aid visually impaired people to navigate their way round an unfamiliar environment.

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