The Sunu Band vibrates in response to nearby objects to enable people to feel their surroundings through their wrists

It is estimated that there are close to 300 million people in the world with severe visual impairments who face barriers to traveling independently. Sunu, a new brand focused on technology to help the visually impaired, is hoping to provide greater independence with a sonar wristband that informs the wearer of obstacles in their way.

Currently being used in schools for the blind in Mexico and prescribed in eye clinics in Massachusetts, the Sunu Band aims sound waves from the wrist to provide vibratory feedback to indicate the proximity, hardness and size of objects, and other useful information for navigation. Sunu essentially allows individuals to feel their surroundings through their wrist.

Wearers of the smart band are able to adjust the range, sensitivity and feedback of the device through an app. The device is able to find doorways and indicate how far away the user is from other people to help navigate through crowded spaces. Sunu takes advantage of ultrasound technologies to enable people to travel by sonar. The band is available to purchase on Sunu's website for $249.

Sunu

It is estimated that there are close to 300 million people in the world with severe visual impairments who face barriers to traveling independently. Sunu, a new brand focused on technology to help the visually impaired, is hoping to provide greater independence with a sonar wristband that informs the wearer of obstacles in their way.

Currently being used in schools for the blind in Mexico and prescribed in eye clinics in Massachusetts, the Sunu Band aims sound waves from the wrist to provide vibratory feedback to indicate the proximity, hardness and size of objects, and other useful information for navigation. Sunu essentially allows individuals to feel their surroundings through their wrist.