Super Lidar - Lidar for Blind

Last modified
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Description of App

Super Lidar helps the blind and visually impaired users to locate objects and people around them and understand their surroundings’ layout.

With the power of AI and the Lidar sensors, Super Lidar parses the depth of the physical space you are in and finds the objects and people in front of you. Lidar is a type of depth sensor that enhances the capabilities of augmented reality apps and serves as the eyes of self-driving cars which is now available on iPhone 12 Pro.

Super Lidar has been specifically designed for the blind and the visually impaired users who want to make sure they maintain social distance and know whether people around them are wearing masks.

Full features of SuperLidar:

- Depth Description: Scans and maps the 3D layout of your environment to determine the distances of your surroundings and gives sound feedback to avoid obstacles. Higher pitch sound corresponds to longer distances. A low pitch sound indicates an obstacle nearby. Additionally, on iPhones, haptic feedback is provided to indicate an immediate obstacle visible to the camera. Strength of the vibration increases with the size of the obstacle.

- People Detector: Detects people that appears on your camera and let you know about their distances to ensure maintaining social distance

- Mask Detector: Checks whether the people around are wearing any type of face covering or not

Most features work without an internet connection so that users can use it in any situation (without having to have an active connection). The app has full VoiceOver accessibility support and is available in multiple languages. Whenever you get stuck about how to use the app, you can always Request a Call or check the Help screen under the Menu.

Super Lidar is developed by Mediate, an MIT-spinoff AI start-up based in Boston. As Mediate, we develop innovative computer vision systems with the support of the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. We have previously developed Supersense, an AI app for the blind and the visually impaired. This app is another step in our mission to develop groundbreaking AI solutions to augment people’s capabilities. We have developed the app with principles of human-centered design and with the assistance of blind and visually impaired users. We also partnered with many organizations that help the blind and low vision community.

If you would like any assistance or help, please email us at We always love to hear ideas and feedback from the blind and visually impaired community.

Super Lidar is free.

You can read our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy from here:

We hope you will enjoy your new Lidar sense!



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Accessibility Comments

This is by the people behind the Supersense - AI for Blind. It’s very accessible and easy to use.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.


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Submitted by Firefly on Sunday, January 24, 2021

I love my iPhone 11, am am I to understand this correctly that this will not work on the iPhone 11?