An app that may help the disabled shop remotely
A clothing outlet based in Pittsburgh in the United States called American Eagle Outfitters has developed an app that is helping people with disabilities enjoy a personalized shopping experience.
Called Beam, the app allows shoppers to look through aisles as sales teams point out different styles of dresses, jeans and shirts, holding them up to the camera. There are two tablets used – one that shows the clothes and the other that the shopper uses to communicate with the sales team.
Beam has been developed by American Eagle and an institute for kids with special needs. The idea is to help people who are physically unable to travel to a store, to virtually travel to a location to shop from their tablet or home computers.
The app is still being tested and will be rolled out in some time.