Arduino based sensor shoes assist visually impaired

Student and developer Denver Dias has posted an intro to his undergrad project in Engineering: a walking aid for the blind. The walking aid consists of a pair of shoes attached with ultrasonic sensors on the sensing side. The information, obtained from these sensors, is used to form a virtual map of the surroundings. This […]

Arduino-based Tacit Project assists visually impaired

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. […]