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Andrew Leibs

UltraCane Emits Sound Waves to Help Blind Users Avoid Obstacles

By February 17, 2013

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Ranging with the UltraCane

Mobility for many blind people hinges on how confident they can become using a cane to get around. When the tip of your extended cane constitutes the edge of your awareness, any walk can be daunting enough to stay put.

The UltraCane can make navigating on foot less daunting and more safe. It uses ultrasound waves to locate potential obstacles -- at both ground and eye level -- in one's path. Two buttons in the cane's handle vibrate when objects are detected.

This information enables blind pedestrians to make quick decisions on how best to adjust their path. The cane also increases spatial awareness that can enable one to get more out of their surroundings and encourage exploration.

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