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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Smart Cane For Visually Impaired

Vibrating Smartcane Uses Ultrasonic Ranging to Help the Visually Impaired Detect Obstacles (+Video)

Chloe Olewitz | November 30, 2015

Visual impairments make it difficult to get around, particularly in parts of the world where commutes are long and infrastructure is weak. Rohan Paul developed the SmartCane to conquer this particular issue while he was an undergraduate student at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. The SmartCane device attaches to regular walking sticks and uses ultrasonic waves to scan surroundings for impending obstacles and keep the visually impaired safe and aware.


<more at; related links: (+Video [multiple files]) (Assistech. SmartCane) and (Smart cane may help visually impaired navigate more terrain. August 26, 2015)>

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