Vibrating Shoes Provide Navigational Directions To The Blind [Video]

Vibrating Shoes Provide Navigational Directions To The Blind [Video]
technology

The Lechal system lets the wearer know which direction to turn while walking, and when.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 5 march 2014

Developed by India-based company Ducere Technologies, Lechal is a brand of interactive haptic feedback footwear that makes small vibrations to direct wearers to their destination.

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.

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