Smartphone Device That Maps Surroundings to Aid Blind

September 5th, 2013 | by dnw |

Device That Maps Surroundings to Aid Blind

Curtin University research a smartphone-like gadget that senses an entire room’s features, builds a virtual map of it and communicates this to the user may one day replace the humble white cane to help blind sense their surroundings.

Using special multi-sensor array technology, the Indoor Navigation Project will enable blind to sense their surroundings beyond the cane’s tip, researchers said.

via Device That Maps Surroundings to Aid Blind | Gadgets | www.indiatimes.com.

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