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Boon for blind! A wearable to guide visually challenged people

This mobility device will direct blind person by sending haptic feedback or vibrations through the sense of touch.


Boon for blind! A wearable to guide visually challenged people

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: This incredible innovation proves that anything is possible with technology. The recent discovery of a wearable in the form of a ring will change the way a blind can move around.

This mobility device will direct blind person by sending haptic feedback or vibrations through the sense of touch.

The founder of Live Braille, Abhinav Verma, describes the product as "the only fully wearable ETA (Electronic Travel Aid) that allows you to simply swipe your hand in the air to know your environment in an instant, spot obstacles and walk much faster."

The ring like device has two ultrasonic range finders that can detect the distance and speed of an object it is pointed towards. What is more, it can also detect whether the object is a wall, a book or a human being in the range of up to 3.5 metres.

This is achieved through at least ten different kinds of signals that the device can send through a combination of amplitude and intensity of vibrations.

(With PTI inputs)

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