Visually impaired people still have a hard time getting around today, despite the fact that technology innovations have reached the pinnacle, or have they? This recent development we’ve spotted could soon be helping folks with visual disorders get around safely and keep them away from harm’s way. The New York-based company Tactile Navigation Tools has developed a hands-free wearable device with sensors to detect obstacles.
This device is capable of alerting the wearer in case of obstacles with small vibrations. Called the Eyeronman concept, this device could also help firefighters, soldiers and others who work in visually difficult conditions. We think an innovation like this is more fool=proof than a white cane and will make life easier for the visually impaired.
[Via – Live-Science]