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The Sensory 6 is an audible electronic mobility aid used in conjunction with a cane that detects objects through ultrasound and indicates their presence to the user via a series of tones. The device has three components: eyeglasses with built-in range detectors, earphones, and a base unit containing the electronic components and the rechargeable power supply. The unit includes volume control and sliders for specifying short and long range. The user receives the auditory cues through the earphones. Included in the purchase of the system are a User Guide Booklet and an Audio Tape providing a spoken version of the former. OPERATION: The device sends out ultrasonic waves that bounce off dominant objects in its path. Varying tones that correspond to the distance of an object to the user are transmitted through the earphones. Closer objects produce a high pitched tone; more distant objects produce a low pitched tone. The unit can be adjusted for short range or long range use. OPTIONS: Auxiliary equipment is available including spare battery packs and monitoring earphones for use with instructors. RANGE: Short range is 1 to 6 feet; long range is 1 to 12 feet. Detection pattern is 25 degrees horizontal plane, and 15 degrees vertical plane. FREQUENCY: Transmission frequency is 50 Hz, audio frequency is 150 Hz to 3 kHz. WEIGHT: 0.7 pounds. WARRANTY: 1-year.
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