Hi-Tech Cane for the Visually Impaired

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Do It Yourself technologists trying to invent a better white cane. It may not be ready for prime time, but it points the way of things to come. I can't say much more about this project than what you'll find on their web site.

We designed an Augmented White Cane (AWC) with ultrasonic range finders for detecting obstacles within a 2- meter range as well as mounts for the sensors that are both direction and height adjustable. Feedback from these sensors deliver haptic response on the handle when obstacles are detected at body or head-level.


I applaud these makers for licensing their product under Creative Commons so that the world can build upon and benefit from their work.



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