AbleData does not produce, distribute or sell any of the products listed on this website, but we provide you with information on how to contact manufacturers or distributors of these products. If you are interested in purchasing a product, you can find companies who sell it below.
-------- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an electronic obstacle detector and navigation aid for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Visually Impaired Assistant (VIA) is a pair of devices worn on the hands that use video motion detection technology combined with 4 mini cameras to detect obstacles as a person walks. It is intended to be used in place of a white cane. As the one of the VIA devices detects obstacles, it vibrates to warn the user to turn away from the obstruction. To aid with navigation, the VIA has a voice-operated GPS system. The user speaks a location into the GPS device, and it guides him/her to that destination. The VIA devices use separate vibration mechanisms from the obstacle alert feature to guide the user toward the final destination. VIA is charged with a wirelessly functioning mat. TITLE: Visually Impaired with Fine Hands. WEBSITE: Yanko Design. REF: http://www.yankodesign.com/2010/09/21/visually-impaired-with-fine-hands.
No price information provided
print close directions