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Audible Electronic Mobility Aid

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BrainPort® V100

The BrainPort V100 prototype is an oral electronic vision aid that provides electro-tactile stimulation to aid profoundly blind patients in orientation, mobility, and object recognition as an adjunctive device to other assistive methods such as the white cane or a guide dog. It translates digital information from a video camera into gentle electrical stimulation patterns on the surface of the tongue. Users feel moving bubble-like patterns on their tongue which they learn to interpret as the shap

'k' Sonar (Model 1-07000-00)

The 'K' Sonar, model 1-07000-00, is an audible electronic mobility aid and obstacle detector designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This small electronic device aids users who are blind or visually impaired with orientation and mobility. By listening to sounds produced by the device, users can determine the distance and location of objects and some of the object's features. The device attaches to the golf grip handle of a long cane. Headphones provide audio feedback, w

Ariadne Gps

Ariadne GPS is an app that meets the needs of the blind in an easy-to-use interface. Talking maps allow users to explore the world around them by moving their finger around the map. While exploring, crossing a street is signaled by vibration. It has a "favorites" feature, and can be used to announce stops on the bus or train. Rotating maps keep users centered, with territory behind the user on the bottom of the screen and what is ahead on the top portion. Available in multiple languages, Ariadne


The AUSION is an innovative electronic mobility and travel aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. AUSION enables people with visual disabilities to move around indoors and outdoors with confidence and least assistance. The device uses ultrasound waves and translates them into sound information that can be heard via the headset by the user. By interpreting these audible sounds, the user is able to virtually recreate the environment. AUSION detects overhanging obstac

Eye 21

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a visual assistance system similar to sonar technology that allows individuals who are blind or have low vision to be aware of their surroundings through the use of sound. Developed by the engineers from the Research Center for Graphic Technologies at Spain's Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), the EYE 21 consists of a pair of sunglasses with two built-in micro-video cameras, a computer, and a pair of headphones. The cameras analyze

Kapten Plus

The Kapten Plus is a voice input and output navigation system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system uses GPS (global positioning satellite) to identify locations, speech synthesis to announce the location to the user, and voice recognition from Nuance to provide the user with a voice input interface to request information on the current location and to request directions. The Kapten Plus can provide audible directions to get to specific locations by foot, b


Miniguide is a vibrating and audible electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind, deaf blind, or have low vision. This ultrasonic device detects obstacles from 1.5 to 26 feet away to augment information from other mobility aids, such as a cane or dog guide. Two sensors covered by mesh at the front of the unit send and receive the echo-location signals. A durable plastic casing covers the rest of the unit. The aid vibrates to indicate the distance to objects; the faster

Miniguide Us (Models 1-07006-00 & 1-07007-00)

Miniguide US is a vibrating and audible electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This hand-held electronic travel device uses ultrasound to detect objects, and gives tactual or auditory feedback by vibrating or chirping more rapidly as the user approaches an object. The device can help a blind person avoid obstacles and overhangs, locate landmarks or items such as mailboxes or trash cans, and find open paths through crowds at a range

Navigational Aids For The Visually Impaired (Navi)

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an adapted Kinect sensor to help improve the indoor navigation of individuals with visual disabilities. Engineering students at the University of Konstanz in Germany have developed a prototype to improve indoor navigation for individuals with visual impairment using the Microsoft Kinect camera, a vibrotactile waistbelt, and markers from the AR-Toolkit. Navigational Aids for the Visually Impaired (NAVI), consists of a helmet-mounted Kinec

Sensory 6

The Sensory 6 is an audible electronic mobility aid used in conjunction with a cane that detects objects through ultrasound and indicates their presence to the user via a series of tones. The device has three components: eyeglasses with built-in range detectors, earphones, and a base unit containing the electronic components and the rechargeable power supply. The unit includes volume control and sliders for specifying short and long range. The user receives the auditory cues through the earphone

Sonification Prototype

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a sonification prototype designed to help users that are blind or have low vision. Designed as a sound guide that gives information on the user’s environment as a complement to the classic cane or guide dog. Consists of a stereo vision processor mounted on an eyeglasses-type frame that measures the difference of images captured by two cameras that are placed slightly apart and calculates the distance to each point in the scene. Then, it transmits the

Step Hear Sh-200 Base (Model 541016)

The Step Hear SH-200 Base, model 541016, is an audible and voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed to help the visually impaired person navigate in unfamiliar areas, this system is equipped with expandable base units and a wrist-worn activator that begins to vibrate when the user is in range of a base. Pressing a button on the activator triggers a pre-recorded message from the battery operated base unit. An unlimited number


---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype smart phone for individuals who are blind or with visual impairment. Voim, which means “seeing” in Korean, is a cell phone concept for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Voim is a cellular telephone and electronic navigation aid (GPS) that features voice input functionality and a braille display with a silicon screen. It also has a detachable Bluetooth headset through which audio cues can be transmitted. TITLE: It’s Time for a Br


WayFinder is an audible mobility and personal location tracking program, cognitive aid, prompter, and voice output navigation system designed for use by individuals with cognitive and memory disabilities or who are blind or have low vision. This software is for a personal digital assistant (PDA) (not included) and uses GPS (global positioning satellite)–based personalized audio and visual cues to support independent travel via bus systems and on foot. WayFinder enables the user to create specifi

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