SenseAR is designed to assist visually impaired or blind people by translating what it can see using the camera into sound and vibration*. Think of the app like a car’s parking sensor alerting you as your device gets closer to objects by either playing sound from the direction of the object or vibrating with increased intensity* (on supported devices). The app supports VoiceOver when it is enabled on the device and works best with headphones that provide good directional sound such as the Apple headphones. The app should only be used within safe environments and to supplement existing tools.

We are actively looking to improve the application and have a number of features we are looking to develop soon. We also welcome your suggestions so please do contact us using the form on our website ( )
with any suggestions of ways in which we can improve the app.

The app will make use of the wide angle lenses on the newer iPhones to provide object detection at a wider angle, this reduces the need to move the device in a scanning side to side motion as you walk so the device can detect objects to the sides of where you are walking.

To note: The app will be more accurate on dual lens devices, accuracy can also be improved particularly on single lens devices by moving the device in a slow side to side motion while still facing the direction of travel. Ideally hold the device at an angle of around 45 degrees at waist height facing the direction of travel so the device can see obstacles ahead.

*=Vibration is only supported on certain devices this is currently the iPhone 7 and newer, however this is subject to change. Vibration can be turned off within the settings.

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What’s New

Version 1.20

-The app will now remember more of the surroundings so it can alert you of objects that are out of the view of the camera but have previously been seen.

-iOS 13 brought with it some great new Augmented Reality features but also affected the accuracy of the objects being detected, as such it’s possible it could report objects where there weren’t any. This update filters out some of that data to give more reliable object detection. There is a balance between accuracy and speed of object detection so while we are making every effort to filter the inaccurate data out if our filtering was too harsh it would make object detection slow and there would be the possibility of missing objects when the device is moving at a faster walking pace.

-Dynamic sensitivity based upon the amount of data being received. The longer that the device is in the same area the more accurate the object detection will be.

-Performance and battery life improvements.

-Changes to facilitate future functionality and potential cross platform support.

App Privacy

The developer, ACTIVATED REALITIES LTD, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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