The Able Life Space Saver Lightweight Folding Travel Walker is a walking designed for the elderly or for people who have walking limitations due to a brain injury, stroke, or the like that affect balance abilities to travel on hard surfaces. It comes with a stationary wheel, but swivel wheels are available and sold separately.
The BrainPort V100 prototype is an oral electronic vision aid that provides electro-tactile stimulation to aid profoundly blind patients in orientation, mobility, and object recognition as an adjunctive device to other assistive methods such as the white cane or a guide dog. It translates digital information from a video camera into gentle electrical stimulation patterns on the surface of the tongue. Users feel moving bubble-like patterns on their tongue which they learn to interpret as the shap
The Fleece T-handle Cane Grip Cover by MaxiAids is an accessory for a T-handle cane. The cover goes completely over the cane tightly and attaches on with self-adhesive Velcro.
The 'K' Sonar, model 1-07000-00, is an audible electronic mobility aid and obstacle detector designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This small electronic device aids users who are blind or visually impaired with orientation and mobility. By listening to sounds produced by the device, users can determine the distance and location of objects and some of the object's features. The device attaches to the golf grip handle of a long cane. Headphones provide audio feedback, w
The Accessible Pedestrian System is an audible and vibrating pedestrian signal system designed to make street crossing safer for individuals who are blind, deaf, hard of hearing, or who have low vision. The system consists of a driver unit and a push button unit. The driver unit provides all the necessary electronics to drive an audio tactile transducer, located in the push button unit, which creates audible and tactile walk and don't walk signals. The audible output of the push button has three
The APS-10 is an audible pedestrian signal designed to aid pedestrians who are blind or have low vision in crossing streets safely. When connected to existing pedestrian signals, it produces separate and distinctive electronic bird chirping sounds for both north/south and east/west crossings. It has a universal mount and is easily installed on any existing pedestrian signal. The sound output of this audible pedestrian signal is 90 decibels (Db) at one meter, with sound output automatically switc
Ariadne GPS is an app that meets the needs of the blind in an easy-to-use interface. Talking maps allow users to explore the world around them by moving their finger around the map. While exploring, crossing a street is signaled by vibration. It has a "favorites" feature, and can be used to announce stops on the bus or train. Rotating maps keep users centered, with territory behind the user on the bottom of the screen and what is ahead on the top portion. Available in multiple languages, Ariadne
Audiam OS and Audiam FS are audible pedestrian signals designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. Audiam OS is an audible signal designed to help pedestrians who are blind or who have low vision to locate the traffic signal request box. It gives off a ticking sound, which can be heard five meters from the traffic signal mast. The Audiam FS provides an acoustic signal to indicate when the green (go) signal is on, and to guide pedestrians who are blind or who have low visio
The AUSION is an innovative electronic mobility and travel aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. AUSION enables people with visual disabilities to move around indoors and outdoors with confidence and least assistance. The device uses ultrasound waves and translates them into sound information that can be heard via the headset by the user. By interpreting these audible sounds, the user is able to virtually recreate the environment. AUSION detects overhanging obstac
The Berlin Button is a pedestrian signal control switch designed for use by individuals who are blind, deaf blind, or who have low vision or mobility disabilities. The button can be fitted to all traffic lights, including retrofits. The button has a large surface and is touch sensitive. Available features include extension of the green phase for pedestrians with mobility disabilities; audible signals for visually impaired pedestrians; tactile signaling through a vibration module for pedestrians
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of normal-looking pair of glasses to enhance vision for individuals with certain types of low vision using similar technology developed for mobile phones and gaming. Exhibited at the Summer Science Exhibition in Oxford, England, the Bionic Glasses enhance vision for individuals who are blind or have little to no vision left. The glasses are appropriate for common types of visual impairment such as age-related macular degeneration and diabet
BrailleNote GPS & Receiver for BrailleNote, VoiceNote, or BrailleNote PK - 8GB is intended for blind and low vision people to help with way-finding. The GPS alerts the user the names of streets, when approaching an intersection and when it’s time to take a turn. It's a software designed to guide the user with precise information about the surroundings. It is a portable device and can be used exploring by foot or the surrounding. Allows as well as a note taking and voice recorder.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a Braille and voice output navigation map for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The Brainovi is a Braille navigation map that uses a combination of verbal instructions and touch display, to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired greater freedom and independence while traveling alone. All the user needs to do is "speak" his or her destination into the device and wait for a 3-D map to pop-up, allowing him or he
BrightFeet Slippers are slippers designed for use by individuals with low vision or others who are not able to navigate in the dark. These slippers use LED lights mounted in the front of each slipper to illuminate an area up to 25 feet in front of the user. The slippers are helpful for night time trips to the bathroom or elsewhere in a person's residence. The LED lights only turn on when a room is dark, so the user can wear them day or night and not waste the battery while the lights are on. The
Campbell ADA Compliant Pedestrian Push Buttons are audible pedestrian control switches designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Controls include a large round button in a round or rectangular mounting plate of stainless steel, aluminum, or PVC plastic. An audible tone and LED visual signal are momentarily activated when the button is pressed. Available switches include pressure sensitive solid state (model 4 EVR 120), typical movement solid state (model 700, 800, and 900
The Car Cane® is a tool made for those with balance disabilities and lower extremity disabilities to help them with getting up and out of the car. Once the car door is open the user can slip the forged aluminum part of the Car Cane® handle into the latch of their door for a firm gripping weight bearing handle to assist them in getting out of the car. The nonslip black and red grip are comfortable to hold and it provides its user with great leverage to push themselves up and out of the car seat.
ClickAndGo Wayfinding Maps are accessible maps designed for use by individuals with low vision, blindness, or who are deaf-blind. These maps provide fully accessible walking directions and detailed point of interest information. Narrative information is available through the manufacturer's website and interactive voice service. These maps are custom-compiled and cover indoor as well as outdoor environments. Similar to Google Directions, users select route and points of interest from the manufac
The DS100 Series Audible Pedestrian Signal is designed to improve crosswalk safety for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This audible pedestrian signal (APS) features up to four Walk "Cuckoo" & "Peep" sound and Dynamic Proportional Volume Compensation that monitors the ambient noise level and adjusts output to ensure the audibility of the signal. Volume is normally preset to 5 decibels (dB) above ambient noise. Another feature, Sound Inhibit, allows the audible signal to be disab
-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a visual assistance system similar to sonar technology that allows individuals who are blind or have low vision to be aware of their surroundings through the use of sound. Developed by the engineers from the Research Center for Graphic Technologies at Spain's Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), the EYE 21 consists of a pair of sunglasses with two built-in micro-video cameras, a computer, and a pair of headphones. The cameras analyze
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a GPS navigation and hands-free voice control system to be used to steer a guide dog to a selected location by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The G-Navi combines GPS navigation system with a voice input control and a guide dog harness with vibrating-calibration technology to assist in steering a guide dog to any waypoint the user selects. The G-Navi includes a headset into which the user speaks the location to which he or
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Helping Eyes is a "visual aid" which can be mounted to any apparel to prevent injury to the visually impaired. It uses an ultrasonic range sensor to "sense" objects and sends vibrations to warn its wearer of the incoming object (or wall/ceiling). As an object comes closer, the vibration's intensity increases.
iGlasses on Demand is a video magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This program enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as a magnifying glass for people who have difficulty seeing. The user launches the program and pointes the device's camera at the object to be magnified. The horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of the screen can be used to magnify the image. The program will autofocus the image. The program allows the user to switch between lands
iGlasses Ultrasonic Mobility Aid is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The iGlasses™ Ultrasonic Mobility Aid is a head-mounted device which uses ultrasonic sensors to detect objects and communicate via gentle vibrations. As obstacles get nearer the frequency of the vibration will increase. The device is intended as a secondary mobility device. The iGlasses are worn like a normal pair of glasses. Press the power button and an audible series of beeps indicates the
The Kapten Plus is a voice input and output navigation system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system uses GPS (global positioning satellite) to identify locations, speech synthesis to announce the location to the user, and voice recognition from Nuance to provide the user with a voice input interface to request information on the current location and to request directions. The Kapten Plus can provide audible directions to get to specific locations by foot, b
The Kinect Haptic Belt is a Microsoft Kinect (a device designed for the Xbox 360 in 2007) attached to a belt with three different vibrating sections designed to help individuals who are blind or have low vision navigate through crowded areas using its depth-sensing camera. As the wearer approaches obstacles, the Kinect will sense them and send vibrations through the relevant portion of the belt, letting the user know which the approximate location of whatever it is that's in their path.
The LED Flashlight is a low vision flashlight designed for use by individuals with low vision. Designed to provide high intensity lighting, this flashlight is equipped with nine light emitting diode (LED) lights and is small enough to fit into a pocket or purse. POWER: Uses 3 triple-A batteries. DIMENSIONS: The device is 3.5 inches long.
The LED SignalEyes Pedestrian Signal is a voice output and vibrating pedestrian signal system designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This pedestrian signal system provides voice and vibrating output through the Vibro-Tactile Orientation and Mobility Unit (see separate entry), a remote receiver carried by individual pedestrians. The signal features a light emitting diode (LED) display with animated, moving eyes that induce improved looking behavior by pedestrians for gr
The Auditory Luggage Identifier/Locator is an audible luggage locator designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The device consists of a small transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter stays with the user and attaches to any keychain. The receiver attaches easily and securely to any luggage handle. POWER: Uses one 9-volt battery (included).
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of navigation bracelet for individuals who are blind or have low vision to navigate through a train and/or subway system. The Metro Dot is a bracelet that can be a remote fare card for a public transportation system and an navigation aid that provides information in Braille and through vibration for individuals with visual disabilities. To use the Metro Dot, the user speaks their destination into the bracelet, and then holds the bracelet ad
Miniguide is a vibrating and audible electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind, deaf blind, or have low vision. This ultrasonic device detects obstacles from 1.5 to 26 feet away to augment information from other mobility aids, such as a cane or dog guide. Two sensors covered by mesh at the front of the unit send and receive the echo-location signals. A durable plastic casing covers the rest of the unit. The aid vibrates to indicate the distance to objects; the faster
Miniguide US is a vibrating and audible electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This hand-held electronic travel device uses ultrasound to detect objects, and gives tactual or auditory feedback by vibrating or chirping more rapidly as the user approaches an object. The device can help a blind person avoid obstacles and overhangs, locate landmarks or items such as mailboxes or trash cans, and find open paths through crowds at a range
Mobile Geo is a voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This navigation software works with Windows Mobile-based Smartphones, Pocket PC phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). Mobile Geo also seamlessly integrates with Code Factory's cell phone screen readers, Mobile Speak for Pocket PCs and Mobile Speak for Windows Mobile Smartphones (sold separately, see entries). This software enables the user to pinpoint his/her locati
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aid to assist blind walker users in orienting themselves without removing their hands from the walker. A screen spring 16 1/4 inches long and 1/2 inch diameter is taped to each side of the walker with about 10 inches extending out perpendicular to the walker handgrips. As user walks the very tip of the springs drags lightly along a wall and the person receives auditory and vibratory cues as to the location of walls and doorways. Includes photograph. SK
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an electronic navigation aid worn on the hand that allows individuals who are blind or have low vision to "see" potential obstacles in their path. Designer Calin Giubega has created a the Munivo as a "hand map." The Munivo attaches to the hand by sliding the outside edge (opposite the thumb) of the palm of the hand into the open end of the device's "U" shape. Sensors are located at the end of the handle portion of the device the fits ove
NavCog is designed to help navigate blind and low vision user to their destination regardless if they are familiar with the environment. It gives turn by turn navigation by using BLE based localization with 1.5 meters accuracy. It also provides several user interface options for your preference choice, including speech and audio sounds. Sighted people can also feel the navigation with the visualized map. Currently, NavCog covers several buildings of Carnegie Mellon University's Pittsburgh campu
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an adapted Kinect sensor to help improve the indoor navigation of individuals with visual disabilities. Engineering students at the University of Konstanz in Germany have developed a prototype to improve indoor navigation for individuals with visual impairment using the Microsoft Kinect camera, a vibrotactile waistbelt, and markers from the AR-Toolkit. Navigational Aids for the Visually Impaired (NAVI), consists of a helmet-mounted Kinec
The Navigator Accessible Pedestrian Signal is an audible pedestrian signal designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system consists of a control unit, a sign, and a control panel featuring a vibro-tactile, ADA-compliant push button and a raised directional arrow that can be pointed in any of four directions to indicate the street. When the button is pushed, an audible "tick" sound is heard, tactile feedback is given, and a red light emitting diode (LED) light turns on and s
Nearby Explorer is an Android App designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It includes built-in maps covering millions of points of interest in the U.S. and Canada. Nearby Explorer uses GPS and your phone’s compass to speak real-time information about: surrounding and approaching streets, businesses, institutions, and public facilities. Nearby Explorer continually updates distance/direction to the nearest point or a selected point. This increases awareness of your exa
On Track is an audible mobility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software program converts heading / course information from any standard global positioning system (GPS) device into audible tones that tell the user which direction to take and how much to turn to follow the desired course. The audible tones are delivered via a personal computer's speakers or headphones. This software may be used by hikers, sailors, and others who need to follow a head
Over 40 Magnifier and Flashlight is a video magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This program enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as a magnifying glass for people who have difficulty seeing. The program has modes for people who are left-handed and right-handed as well as a "Full Screen" mode. In any of the modes, the user selects the zoom, or magnification strength, from 1x to 10x by touching the “Zoom” icon on the screen. For users with an i
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype GPS device system for individuals with visual-impairment and/or blindness can use with a guide dog for greater mobility and freedom getting around new and unfamiliar territories. Since guide dogs usually come trained for individuals to use while getting around the local neighborhood, this can be limiting to mobility and independence to individuals with disabilities when exploring new and unfamiliar territories. The Peepo GPS Device gives th
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an electronic refreshable map of the urban environment for individuals who are blind or have low vision. A German designer has developed plan.b, a digital street map projected onto a refreshable tactile display to provide a tactile representation of surroundings to the visually impaired to aid a person to navigate safely. It also offers additional audio information by pressing the displayed structures as well. The plan.b provides importa
Prisma TS Acoustic Pedestrian Signals are audible pedestrian signals designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These audible pedestrian signals have ten distinct sounds that can be used to indicate different walking directions. The sounds are produced by a speaker and include a variety of digitally recorded clicks, knocks, and beeps. The volume is automatically adjusted to the ambient noise level, within a range of 55 to 83 decibels. On the top of the housing of the units
The Relume LED Pedestrian Signal is a voice output and vibrating pedestrian signal system designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This pedestrian signal provides voice and vibrating output through the Vibro-Tactile Orientation and Mobility Unit, a remote receiver carried by individual pedestrians. The signal features a light emitting diode (LED) display with pulse mode operation. A walking figure represents "walk" and a hand represents "don't walk." The display is dimme
Sendero GPS Standard and Deluxe is a voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The package includes software, a Bluetooth GPS receiver with WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System), a storage card, an audio tutorial, and maps with over 13,000,000 points of interest in the U.S. and Canada or other supported countries. The Standard version comes with a one gigabyte (GB) Compact Flash card with one map section installed and the remaining maps
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 earphone
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a robotic wheelchair that uses three dimensional (3D) imaging to allow individuals who are blind or have low vision and use a wheelchair to "see" when navigating in the indoor and outdoor environment. Researchers at the Luleå University of Technology (LTU) in Sweden have developed a wheelchair that uses a laser sensor to generate a 3D map of its surroundings, which is then transferred to an on-board haptic robot, allowing the robot to na
Sonalert Crosswalk Audible Signal Devices are audible pedestrian signals designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Model VSB-110-1 produces a cuckoo sound at 800 and 1200 Hertz (Hz), which repeats every 1.5 seconds. It is intended for use on north-south crosswalks. Model VSB-110-2 produces a chirp at 2000 Hz, which repeats every one second, and is intended for use on east-west crosswalks. POWER: Uses 110/120 volts alternating current (AC). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.6 x 4 x 1.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a sonification prototype designed to help users that are blind or have low vision. Designed as a sound guide that gives information on the user’s environment as a complement to the classic cane or guide dog. Consists of a stereo vision processor mounted on an eyeglasses-type frame that measures the difference of images captured by two cameras that are placed slightly apart and calculates the distance to each point in the scene. Then, it transmits the
The Step Hear SH-200 Base, model 541016, is an audible and voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed to help the visually impaired person navigate in unfamiliar areas, this system is equipped with expandable base units and a wrist-worn activator that begins to vibrate when the user is in range of a base. Pressing a button on the activator triggers a pre-recorded message from the battery operated base unit. An unlimited number
The Streamlight Rechargeable Flashlight, model SL-20X, is a low vision light designed for use as night vision aids by individuals with low vision, including night blindness. This high-intensity, rechargeable professional flashlight has a 10 watt tungsten filament halogen lamp with a peak beam intensity of up to 30,000 pre-focused Candela, 200 lumens. POWER: Uses 6 volt, 2.4 amp-hour, 1/2 D nickel cadmium rechargeable battery. DIMENSIONS: 13 inches long. WEIGHT: 1.9 pounds. COLOR: Black.
StreetTalk VIP is a voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals with blindness and low vision. Designed to be installed on the PAC Mate Omni (not included; see entry), provides route guidance to users in vehicles or on foot. The system includes millions of poionts of interest with addresses and phone numbers, including transit stations, dining establishments, parks, museums, banks, ATMs, and more. Users can save turn-by-turn directions, receive output in voice or braill
The Survival Signs & Symbols Software set is instructional software designed for students with learning disabilities and young children of all ability levels to strengthen their knowledge of 75 common signs and symbols. Activities include matching pictures to written cues, or for limited readers, matching signs and symbols to spoken cues. Students then “flip” each sign to learn its meaning and common locations.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a haptic device to assist individuals who are blind or low vision to determine the proximity of objects in complex environments. Created by Steve Hoefer, Tacit is a wrist-mounted device that uses ultrasonic sensors positioned at the front of the device to measure distances from one inch to 10 feet and provide tactile feedback through motorized rubber pads at the rear of the device, which apply increasing amounts of pressure on the wrists
The Tactile Map is an accessible map and tactile map designed for people who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This customized map features a tactile map vocabulary developed by Coco Raynes Associates that introduces architectural spaces and other sites. These maps, which are custom designed and produced by the manufacturer for each location, use glass, metal or photopolymer to provide a tactile representation of the environment. It may also be used to provide emergency evacuation info
Talking Signs are voice output signs and pedestrian signals designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Talking Signs transmit voice messages with orientation information through an infrared wireless communications system. The system consists of short audio signals sent by invisible infrared light beams from permanently installed transmitters to a hand-held receiver that decodes the signal and delivers the voice message through its speaker or headset. The signals are direct
The Special Needs Travel Guide is an ebook can be used for planning a road trip, cruise, or airplane travel for people with disabilities.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To identify a travelor with vision disabilities as being disabled while negotiating public transportation. A standard mesh safety vest was purchase and a label reading "Diabled Passenger" was created using a permanent marker. The label was sewn to the vest. TITLE: Travelling Vest. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 25, Number 1, Autumn 2005: P. 9. PAGES: 2 (including cover
The Trekker Breeze is a voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It uses global positioning system (GPS) technology to determine a user's current location, and it verbally announces names of nearby streets, intersections, and landmarks as the user presses a single button. Maps are available for 20 countries as well as for specific regions and localities. When the user is in a vehicle, the unit announces all intersections, allowing the
This handheld talking GPS device is designed for people who are blind or have low vision. It verbally announces names of streets, intersections and landmarks as you walk. It allows the user to know where they are traveling either on foot or in a vehicle. The Trekker Breeze handheld talking GPS allows the user to know what is around their location (public services and businesses). It provides step-by-step instructions from start to end. It is a single-hand operation with large, distinctive b
The UBG Ultra Body Guard is a vibrating and voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This device detects obstacles at head and upper body level and provides users with tactile or spoken warnings. It also has a compass function to help users orient themselves. It is approximately the size and shape of a cigarette case. WEIGHT: 150 grams.
The UltraCane is a vibrating electronic mobility aid and obstacle detector designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed to help users move around more safely, confidently and effectively, this cane has the shape of a long white cane with a collapsible shaft and a contoured handle, and uses ultrasonic echoes to detect obstacles ahead of the user, including obstacles in the user's path and at head level. It converts this information into vibrating buttons in the handl
ViaOpta is an app designed for blind or low vision people, and people with learning and cognitive disabilities. The app is intended to increase independent lifestyle by helping the user locate the nearest store, cafe, or preferred location. ViaOpta Nav is a first turn-by-turn navigation app available for a wearable device. It provides voice guidance, and produces vibrations that help locate settings, which alert the user to upcoming intersections and landmarks. The users can ask for their exact
The Vibro-Tactile Orientation and Mobility Unit is a voice output and vibrating electronic mobility aid designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This remote receiver works with two voice output and vibrating pedestrian signals, the Relume LED Pedestrian Signal and LED SignalEyes Pedestrian Signal (see separate entries). When the pedestrian signal displays a Walk message, this unit speaks the words "Proceed with caution" and provides a continuous low frequency vibration.
-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a handheld device that uses sonar-type technology to create a virtual white cane that allows users who are blind or with low vision navigate within their environment. The Virtual Cane is a handheld device that uses a type of sonar to recognize physical objects up to 10 meters (39 feet) from the user. When pointed at an object, it emits invisible focused sound waves and determines how far away the object is. The information is then relayed
-------- 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 vOICe Learning Edition for Windows is an audible mobility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software translates video images from a digital camera into sound. When used with a notebook computer and headphones, it functions as a portable mobility system. The program has speech output controls for its major functions, with a mute button. Sound translations can be made of video images in three-dimensional, digital zoom, slow-motion, fast-motion, and
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype smart phone for individuals who are blind or with visual impairment. Voim, which means “seeing” in Korean, is a cell phone concept for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Voim is a cellular telephone and electronic navigation aid (GPS) that features voice input functionality and a braille display with a silicon screen. It also has a detachable Bluetooth headset through which audio cues can be transmitted. TITLE: It’s Time for a Br
WalkyTalky is an audible mobility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) turns a cell phone or tablet computer running the Android operating system into an accessible navigation aid. The user types in a destination, and the program launches Google Maps Navigation in the Walking directions mode. The program can also navigate to a contact if that contact's listing includes an address. The program periodically updates the status bar with
WayFinder is an audible mobility and personal location tracking program, cognitive aid, prompter, and voice output navigation system designed for use by individuals with cognitive and memory disabilities or who are blind or have low vision. This software is for a personal digital assistant (PDA) (not included) and uses GPS (global positioning satellite)–based personalized audio and visual cues to support independent travel via bus systems and on foot. WayFinder enables the user to create specifi
The Wilcox Audible Pedestrian Signal is an audible pedestrian signal designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This signal produces a cuckoo sound when pedestrians can cross north/south, and a peep-peep sound when pedestrians can cross east-west. Its sound output is 90 decibels (Db) at one meter. This audible pedestrian signal operates in a temperature range of minus 35 to 167 degrees Fahrenheit and a humidity range of five to 95 percent relative humidity. POWER: Uses 115 volts
The Wooden Cane for the Blind and Visually Impaired is designed for individuals with low vision. The cane is made of select northern hardwood and has a white shaft with red band at base.