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Arduino-based Tacit Project assists visually impaired

Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 in Arduino, sensors by the machinegeek


The Tacit Project from Grathio Labs is developing a wrist mounted sonar assistive device for the visually impaired. The hardware includes Parallax Ping ultrasonic sensors mounted in the glove which send distance measurements to an Arduino. The Arduino then activates small hobby servos to vibrate in the glove to communicate the relative distance to objects.

You can find the schematic and source code for this developing project at the Grathio Labs website.

Via Arduino blog.

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One Response to “Arduino-based Tacit Project assists visually impaired”

  1. Cool!
    I think there was a similar project once, with the ultrasonic sensors on palms and knees, and vibra-motors in both of these places. Made by someone with lots of bat-related projects (bat detectors, bat downsamplers etc.). But the name escapes me…

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