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Wearable helps visually impaired users track their guide

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Sunu's wearable enables users to follow their guide or locate house keys via haptic feedback, and has an inbuilt sensory alarm clock.

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Following this wearable that helps visually impaired people detect objects ahead, Sunu is a tag and smart wristband that will guide users towards helpers or objects.

Sunu have developed two devices that work in tandem: a tag that can be attached to a person or object, and a band that visually impaired users wear, which tracks the companion tag. The band works by providing haptic feedback, increasing vibrations as users approach the tag, helping them keep track of their guide, or locate their keys before leaving the house. The band offers two different modes for short-range indoor and long-range outdoor use, and is also capable of detecting the presence of objects ahead without the tag. It includes other features via a smartphone app, such as a haptic alarm clock. Sunu is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo, with bands available to buy or donate from USD 69.

Wearable devices are providing increasingly sophisticated sensory feedback, enabling visually impaired users to have better movement and access to modern tech. How else could wearables aid those with sensory impairments?



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