Wearable Device Helps People With Vision Loss Navigate Obstacles

Wearable Device Helps People With Vision Loss Navigate Obstacles
technology

Pocket-sized from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Schepens Eye Research Institute works like the back-up alarm in cars

Jason Brick
  • 24 april 2015

A partnership between Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Schepens Eye Research Institute has developed a device to assist those with damaged peripheral vision.

The device is a pocket-sized, wearable collision detection device that works like the backing up alarm in newer-model cars. It reacts to objects that are getting nearer to the user, whether that’s because the user is approaching the object, or because the object is approaching the user. It sounds an alarm in either case, letting the user know to look around.

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