Turn phone into walking radar to detect physical spaces

February 4th, 2008 | by dnw |

The “Walking Radar” project connects up a Basic Stamp and IR sensor to your cell phone in order to detect objects in the environment and influence games on the device or trigger SMS messages to be sent. [Make]

It occurred to me this gadget if hooked up to the vibration part of your phone could be used by the blind to detect and avoid objects.

[Link – Mobile Expressions]

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  1. One Response to “Turn phone into walking radar to detect physical spaces”

  2. By Jan on Feb 22, 2008 | Reply

    There are probably a lot of devices out there that could have a second life as an aide for those with disabilities. I hope someone tries it out to see if it would work.

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