Elevator With Voice Recognition And Wheelchair Detection

Japan’s Mitsubishi Electric has made elevator rides for people with disabilities a lot more easier by adding two important features to its elevator user interface.

The new system adds voice recognition so that blind users could speak out the floor number they need to go to, and  the elevator makes an announcement when it reaches its destination.

The system also has a sensor outside the elevator that detects wheelchairs (needs to be within 30 cm from the sensor). Once a wheel chair is detected, voice recognition is automatically activated (which also means that the rider would neither have to face the problem of reaching high buttons nor would they have to ask someone else for assistance).

See image for sensor location.

As of now, this elevator system is available only in Japan.

Source: Akihabara News via Engadget


  1. I like this blog and I always want to know about new Japanese technology. The new elevator features good for blind person.

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  3. I really appreciated your post, this would really provide the great information .Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is appreciating action taken by the Japanese company, disability persons will do really appreciate it as well. Do disability person with Motorized Wheelchairs can easily use it??

  5. What a great innovation. I hope these are everywhere soon

  6. I applaud and commend this technology for people with developmental disabilities. This makes areas more accessible.

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  8. Thanks for the info. It looks interesting!

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  10. Well we can say that technology really is blooming these days.voice recognizing system in a lift it is just a great news.

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