Dr. Shmuel Ur spent nearly two decades at a major international tech company before becoming an independent inventor. These days, he consults and invents for start-ups in order to help them build valuable IP portfolios. 

Ur is part of Intellectual Ventures’ international network of more than 3,000 inventors, many of whom come from universities, institutions, governments and other invention-related organizations. He has submitted many inventions to Intellectual Ventures in areas such as guiding the visually impaired, augmented reality, gaming, online privacy and social networks. One of his most interesting projects relating to guiding people with visual impairments comes from his passion for the Argentine tango.

Wondering how the Argentine tango led to an invention that could change the way blind and visually impaired people navigate the world? Find out by reading our Ur's Inventor Spotlight.

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