Device uses vibration to guide the visually-impaired
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For the visually impaired, retaining independence in day-to-day life is important. A number of wearable devices have been developed to aid in guiding the visually-impaired, from a vibrating cap that tells blind swimmers when to turn, to a wristband that guides users towards a guide or object. However, most are of limited use, and can make wearers feel self-conscious. Now, Brunel University graduate Emilios Farrington-Arnas has designed a collection of attractive, wearable sensory devices that use vibrations to guide the visually-impaired. Called Maptic (a combination of map and haptic), the set includes a visual sensor that is worn like a…
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