Vibrating Shoes Provide Navigational Directions To The Blind [Video]
The Lechal system lets the wearer know which direction to turn while walking, and when.
The system for Lechal was originally developed in 2011 as a navigational shoe for the visually-impaired. Designed by MIT graduate Anirudh Sharma, the Lechal shoe was designed to provide haptic feedback to the user to let him or her know where to go. Vibrations in the shoe would inform the user when and where to make turns while they are walking.