blindness

Lechal's Vibrating Smart Shoes Help the Blind Find Their Way

Lechal Footwear provides haptic feedback under your heel to point you in the right direction and could just be the ticket for the visually impaired to navigate on their own. Connected…

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Vibrating "Eyeronman" Vest Can Help Visually Impaired Avoid Obstacles

The visually impaired usually navigate by sound and by feel, often with a cane, but with new wearable technology advancing so rapidly, high tech navigation may soon be in their future.…

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High-Tech Bodysuit Could Give Visually Impaired "Spidey Sense"

It doesn’t shoot web fluid from its wrists, but Victor Mateevitsi’s high-tech bodysuit could be the closest thing you’ll get to experiencing real-life “Spidey…

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"Made in the Dark" Scented Jewelry Helps Blind Artisans Earn a Living

SMELL OF SUCESS The Made in the Dark team worked with the nonprofit Andh Kanya Prakash Group School and the Blind People’s Association in Ahmedabad to develop a unique…

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Camera-Equipped "EyeRing" Helps Visually Impaired Identify Objects

“Point and click” could soon take on a whole new meaning with the “EyeRing,” a novel finger-worn interface designed to help the visually impaired better navigate…

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"Hacked" Virtual-Reality Goggles Helps Visually Impaired Avoid Obstacles

A nondescript head-mounted display could soon spell fewer bumps and bruises for people with moderate visual impairment, thanks to researchers from the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid.…

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Vibrating "Lorm" Glove Helps Deaf-Blind People Send Text Messages

For people who are both deaf and blind, the hurdles in communicating with others can often lead to crippling social isolation. A new “smart” glove by Germany’s Design…

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Bionic Eyeglasses May Help the Blind to "See"

Photo by Stefan Insam Forget X-ray specs; a pair of lightweight, inexpensive glasses could soon help the visually impaired “see,” according to scientists at Oxford…

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