Project HALO Allows The Blind To Navigate Freely Without Assistance

Haptic device uses ultrasonic sensors to help the visually impaired walk without fearing collisions.

Project HALO is a haptic feedback device that helps the visually impaired navigate freely without the assistance of a cane or guide. Developed by a Instructables user ‘polymythic’, the gadget uses ultrasonic rangefinders that takes input from sensors and outputs the feedback to the vibration motors set up around a person’s head. As the wearer gets closer to a blocking object, the vibration in the device increases indicating him to alter his direction. Conversely, if there’s no vibration, he can safely continue walking in that path.

Watch its demo below:

Project HALO

[via Makezine]